Sunday, February 27, 2005

Iran News - Iran MP calls for expulsion of French reporters

Iran News - Iran MP calls for expulsion of French reporters: "Iran MP calls for expulsion of French reporters

Sunday, February 27, 2005 - ©2005
LONDON, Feb 27 (IranMania) - A member of the Majlis Presiding Board, Hamid Reza Hajbabaei, said on Saturday that French reporters should be expelled from Iran in response to France’s decision to ban the Iranian satellite television network Sahar-1 from broadcasting in that country.

The decision by the French government to cut transmissions of Sahar-1 to France shows just how the country is really committed to freedom of speech, Hajbabaei told Iran's Mehr News Agency.

The MP added that countries like France which claim to be the champions of freedom and democracy and accuse Iran of not observing democracy prevent broadcasts of an Iranian TV station that seeks to demonstrate the realities.

He went on to say that the parliamentarians are extremely sensitive about issues like this and have been pursuing the case from several days ago.

The Majlis is busy making a decision against France’s recent move, Hajbabaei said, adding that everyone should know that the Iranian nation will never remain reticent toward those who try to prevent them from achieving what is their obvious right."


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