Ofcom officially pursuing Iran’s lawsuit against Iran International

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian ambassador to UK, Hamid Baeidinejad announced that the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it is officially pursuing the embassy’s lawsuit against the London-based TV channel Iran International.

The lawsuit was filed against Iran International after broadcasting an interview with the spokesman of the al-Ahwaziya terrorist group that claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a military parade in Ahvaz.

The station is believed to be directly supported by the royal Saudi court. The Guardian cited a source close to the Saudi government as saying that Iran International receives as estimated $250m from the Saudi royal court each year.

Two weeks after Iran’s complaint to Ofcom, the communications regulator insisted that is was investigating the issue. Now after two months, Ofcom announced that it is officially pursuing the embassy’s lawsuit against the London-based TV channel Iran International.

“The communications regulator will consider whether Iran International broke broadcasting standards by airing the interview in September. Under Ofcom’s rules, potentially offensive content must be presented with sufficient context. We are investigating whether this news programme fell short of these requirements,” said a spokesperson of Ofcom said.

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