On Tuesday, the United States Justice Department said that the U.S. authorities had blocked the number of Iran’s state-linked news website domains accusing that they are publishing unauthentic or disinformation, an action that came to be an extensive clampdown on Iran’s media after the escalation in tensions between the two nations.
The U.S. Justice Department described that thirty-three of the blocked news website domains were used by Television Union and Iranian Islamic Radio, which was indicated by an American official earlier October on account of publishing misinformation and conduct conflicts among the United States voters before the 2020 presidential election.
America describes three other blocked news websites that were managed by Kata’ib Hizballah, which was a foreign terrorist organization.
Domains are owned by American companies
According to the U.S. Justice Department, those domains are owned by American firms, despite the approvals, the IRTVU and KH didn’t get the mandatory licenses from the American govt before using the domain names.
American Justice Department declaration appeared hours after the IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) unfolded that American govt seizures without giving additional information.
The restrictions on websites appeared when world powers struggled to recover Iran’s torn 2015 nuclear agreement and a few days after the election success of Ebrahim Raisi, Tehran’s hard-line judiciary chief.
On Monday, Iran’s hard-line leader, Ebrahim Raisi, who is well known for his aggression to the West, marked the hard-line position in his first press conference after taking office. Moreover, Raisi declined any possibility of meeting with American President Joe Biden or discussing about its ballistic missile program concerns; the Joe Biden administration wants to handle the matter in future negotiations.
Relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have increasingly worsened for years after Donald Trump’s (former president) withdrawal from the nuclear agreement of Iran and imposed disastrous sanctions on the country. Furthermore, Tehran, nowadays, is getting around sixty percent uranium, which is founded at its peak level.
Tehran offers backing to militant groups in the territory, including Houthi rebels of Yemen and militant Hezbollah of Lebanon, to counter its enemies.