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Intelligence Ministry says reporters arrested for liaison with foreign media

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 30, IRNA -- Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the reporters had been arrested for liaison with foreign media, naming the BBC.

The statement said that on the eve of Ten-Day Dawn marking the 34th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the security forces identified and arrested reporters for liaison with foreign media.

''The intelligence ministry which is in charge of campaign against interference of bulling powers and ill-wishers managed to successfully identify and arrest reporters collaborating with BBC propaganda machine.''

Details of the arrest will be made public in due course, it said.

Iran is critical of British Broadcasting Corporation for publishing controversial reports about performance of government of President Mamoud Ahmadinejad.

BBC publishes a series of reports at the behest of Washington to persuade Iranian audience that President Ahmadinejad proved to be inefficient chief executive and must be fired.

The British news network has attempted to hide the unmanly nature of sanctions against Central Bank of Iran which practically made the government unable to provide medicine for 70 million population.

The BBC provides reports in a way that the detrimental impacts of the sanctions on Central Bank of Iran are indications that President Ahmadinejad must be fired.

The old fox, the British government, is not aware that Iranian people are intelligent enough to understand the meaning of sanctions on Central Bank of Iran and they see that patients have been exposed to risk of death due to shortage of medicine.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1065830

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