PressTV-UK-based anti-Iran TV under official probe

Britain’s media regulator has launched an official investigation into claims that a London-based TV station praised terror attacks in Iran apparently under influence and support of Saudi Arabia.

The Guardian said in a report on Monday that Ofcom had begun investigating whether Iran International, a TV station based in western London which broadcasts programs in Farsi, broke broadcasting standards by airing a footage in September in which a representative of a terror group outlawed in Iran praised an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.

“Under Ofcom’s rules, potentially offensive content must be presented with sufficient context,” said an Ofcom spokesperson, adding, “We are investigating whether this news program fell short of these requirements.”

The media regulator also issued an announcement saying that the probe, which was based on three complaints, did not mean that Iran International had broken the laws by…

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