Presstv.ir Operating After Illegal Biden Regime Action
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On Tuesday, Biden regime hardliners escalated US war on Iran by other means — as discussed in a same-day article.
Their action likely prevents even modest improvement of bilateral relations after illegally shutting down over 30 of its web domains.
Reaching agreement with the US and complicit E3 countries in Vienna JCPOA talks got harder.
Tuesday’s Biden regime hostility toward Iran likely assured failure no matter how much longer talks continue.
Iran’s Tasnim News (TN) explained that US regimes targeted Iranian media multiple times before in similar fashion — including seven times by CIA-connected gatekeeper Google’s YouTube operation.
TN earlier explained that Israeli lobby power was behind Facebook’s permanent shut down of Press TV’s page — to silence its truth-telling reports.
Citing hostile to journalism as it should be “community standards,” FB at the time said the following:
“We have already reviewed this decision and it can’t be reversed” — without further explanation of its hostile action.
TN noted that while US regimes and (anti)social media target truth-telling Iranian news sites, they permit anti-Muslim hate groups to operate freely.
For years, FB and other anti-social media censored many accounts linked to Iran, Russia, China, and other nations free from US control on the phony pretext of combating “misinformation” and other invented reasons.
Al-Jazeera falsely said that the Biden regime “seize(d) (nearly) three dozen websites used for ‘Iranian disinformation (sic),’ ” adding:
Targeted sites “were held by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) (and) the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC).”
“IRTVU and IRGC (are) on the US sanctions blacklist, making it illegal (sic) for Americans, US companies, and foreign or non-American companies with US subsidiaries to have business with them or their subsidiaries (sic).”
Along with illegally seizing Iranian, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units and Yemeni Houthi web domains, the Biden regime took over Palestine Today’s website to silence truth-telling about apartheid Israel.
So was London and Beirut-based LuaLua TV by the US — run by opposition groups to Bahraini tyranny.
Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) slammed the Biden regime for blocking free expression and “pro-resistance media outlets (from) exposing the crimes of US allies in the region.”
Yemeni Houthis called the hostile Biden regime action “American piracy and copyright confiscation,” adding:
“The (US) government…is banning the Al-Masirah website without any justification or even prior notice.”
It continues operating on a new web domain.
Last year, the Trump regime took down scores of Iranian websites as part of its war on the country by other means.
On Wednesday, Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) slammed the Biden regime’s illegal seizure of Iranian and other web domains.
On Tuesday, interventionist Blinken’s spokesman Price declined to comment on the illegal seizures, saying instead:
“I would point you to the Department of Justice.”
“I understand they will have more information to add in later today,” adding:
Washington’s “goal” is for Iran “to return to…compliance with the JCPOA” — ignoring its consistent full compliance in stark contrast to flagrantly breaching the agreement by the Trump and Biden regimes.
Price added that Iranian JCPOA compliance “is not sufficient because we have other areas of concern (sic), and that includes Iran’s (legitimate) ballistic missile development and its missile proliferation (sic).”
“We know that as Iran has distanced itself from the nuclear deal (sic).”
“It has galloped forward with its own nuclear program (sic)”
“Our other concerns have not gotten any better (sic).”
“In many cases, they have actually gotten worse (sic).”
Like many times before, Price turned truth on its head by falsely accusing Iran of “support for proxies, for militants in the region, its support for terrorists (sic).”
All of the above accusations are bald-faced Big Lies.
On all things related to regional terrorism, Iran is a mortal enemy of US/Western/Israeli support for ISIS, al-Qaeda and likeminded jihadist groups.
Separately, the hostile-to-Iran and other nations free from US control NYT noted that seizure of Iranian web domains came “at a critical moment in (JCPOA) nuclear negotiations.”
The Times quoted Iran’s UN mission spokesman Shahrokh Nazemi, saying the following:
“While rejecting this illegal and bullying action, which is an attempt at limiting the freedom of expression, the issue will be pursued through legal channels.”
Iran’s Fars News slammed the Biden regime for seizing web domains of regional “axis of resistance” members.
Separately according to Pakistan’s PTV, a “sabotage attempt” on an Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) facility was foiled.
Iranian sources haven’t confirmed the report so far.
In April, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh accused Israel’s Netanyahu regime of “nuclear terrorism on Iranian soil,” adding:
The hostile to peace and rule of law “incident that took place in Natanz was the work of the Zionist regime…”
Temporarily cut off power at the nuclear facility was restored.
Israel was responsible for earlier Natanz sabotage. The Bennett regime was likely behind the latest attempt.
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