The United States of America authorities have seized an Iranian connected chain of news websites that have been used by Iran state tv In Tehran to spread major disinformation within the United States of America.
In a statement, the government federal agency said on 22/06/2021 that following the court orders, it seized 33 news websites used by the Iran (Tehran) Radio and Television Union and three operated by the terrorist organization Kata’ib Hezbollah, which has been identify by the United State of America State Department as a major Foreign Terrorist Organization.
The former administration under President Donald Trump also designate the organization a major threat to the United States. His State Department identify IRTVU as a designated channel to the Iranian dictatorship, and it is protected by an elite squad of the “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.”
Trump administration was quick to identify IRTVU as an asset to the Islamic terrorist nation of Iran and major step to force them to get licenses was signed, and this is done exclusively to curb the disinformation of the stations and its affiliates in the United States.
The 33 websites it operated as well as the three Kata’ib Hezbollah controlled were owned by a U.S. company and neither obtained licenses to run them, which is a sanctions violation, the Justice Department said.
“The 33 major websites seized by the State Department was controlled by Kata’ib Hezbollah and Iran state tv In the U.S without licenses to run them, and this is a violation that was signed into law by the former administration to curb the misinformation coming out of Tehran, and spreading In the United States.” said the justice department spokes person.
The semi-official Fars News Agency tweeted Tuesday that its website was among those seized.
One of the major online news websites known was “Fars News Agency.”
“The U.S. Admin. Blocked Websites of Several News Agencies & TV Channels, including Press TV, Al-Masirah, Al-Alam & Al-Maalomah, on Tuesday in A Flagrant Violation of The Freedom of The Press,” it said on twitter.
Press TV, which is the state-owned in Iran and major news organization for the Iranian people confirmed that various known organizations were affected by the actions of the United States Justice Department
“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,” Press TV tweet.
Trump administration Justice Department previously crack down and took down 27 Tehran-controlled news websites last year November over their influence of public opinion, and over trying to influence the last election which was won by the now favored Iranian government Joe Biden.
Justice Department under the new administration were only quick to act when the “Hanging Judge,” Ebrahim Raisi was installed as the new President of the Iranian people. This also prompt the other aisle of the Senate (Republicans) to call out the administration for trying to strike a deal of Nuclear Weapon for the terrorist sponsored country.
The United States State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, told reporters during a press conference on Monday that the Biden administration expects the 7th round of joint discussion in Geneva regarding the Iranian nuclear deal which was scrapped by President Donald Trump.