Waqas by Waqas
on June 22nd, 2021

US seizes official website of Iranian state-owned Press TV

Image: Hackread.com

On Twitter, Press TV has also acknowledged the seizure and tweeted that:

In what seems to be a coordinated action, a similar message appears on the websites of Iranian and regional television networks that claims the domains of the websites have been “seized by the United States Government.”

Furthermore, there are several other regional websites that have been displaying a notice of seizure for the last couple of hours. These sites include Iraq’s Al-Furat News Agency, Al-Alam News Network, which is an Arabic news channel broadcasting from Iran and owned by the state-owned media corporation the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

Additionally, the Yemeni news website of Al Masirah TV, LuaLua TV, a Bahraini opposition TV Channel, Palestine Today (Palestinian), and Karbala TV (Iraq) are also among the list of websites seized by the FBI.

  • Press TV (Presstv.com)
  • LuaLua TV (Lualuatv.com)
  • Karbala TV (Karbala-tv.net)
  • Al Masirah TV (Almasirah.net)
  • Palestinian Today (Paltoday.tv)
  • Al-Alam News Network (Alalamtv.net)
  • Al-Furat News Agency (Alforatnews.com)

As for why these sites have been targeted and why the Office of Export Enforcement is involved in the seizure of state-owned media outlets is unclear. However, Hackread.com is keeping an eye on the situation and this article will be updated accordingly.

At the time of publishing this article, PressTV’s .UK and .IR domains were online and accessible to visitors with normal content.

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