US seizes Iranian state news websites

AFP , Tuesday 22 Jun 2021

Each site had displayed a single page with a statement that it 'has been seized by the United States Government'

Screenshot from a US Department of Justice
A screenshot from a US Department of Justice press release shows how the US government has taken over news websites linked to an Iran-backed Iraqi militia. - US Department of Justice. Ahram Online

US law enforcement seized control of the websites of two Iranian state-controlled news groups, Press TV and Al-Alam, and of the Al-Masirah TV channel of Yemen's Houthis, statements posted on the websites showed Tuesday.

Each site had displayed a single page with a statement that it "has been seized by the United States Government" and making reference to US sanctions laws, accompanied by the seal of the FBI and the US Department of Commerce.

 

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