Britain pulls the plug on Iran’s @PressTV

January 20, 2012

(JPost) LONDON – Iranian news channel Press TV will disappear from British television screens on Friday after Britain’s media regulator revoked its license in a move that could fuel diplomatic tensions with the Islamic nation. Britain has been a focus of Iranian ire over steps to tighten sanctions over its disputed nuclear program. Britain shut Iran’s embassy in London and expelled all its staff in November after its embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran was attacked by a crowd angry at British sanctions. Press TV is a 24-hour news channel owned by the Iranian state, available via satellite around the world and on the Internet. Its English-language service will be removed from Sky TV’s satellite platform in Britain later on Friday as a result of the decision. It will still be available online. Press TV said on its website the move was “a clear example of censorship”.


Iran, Germany businessmen keen to expand trade ties

November 2, 2011

We wonder why Anne Frank’s name has been used to promote terrorism,,, well this is why.

(JPost) Germany’s annual business with Iran hovers each year around 4 billion euros. During the first half of 2011, German imports of Iranian goods increased to 453 million euros, from 382 million euros in the same period a year earlier. Also during the first six months of 2011, German consumption of Iranian gas and oil rose to 280 million euros, from 197 million euros in the first half of 2010.

The conference’s political goals were ambitious, largely because the Merkel administration and Germany’s business class have fought tooth-and-nail to oppose robust EU and US sanctions clamping down on trade relations with the Islamic Republic.
The Federal Republic, which is Iran’s largest EU trade partner, permits Iran’s main foreign militia and political proxy, the Lebanese group Hezbollah, to operate in its backyard. According to Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, there are an estimated 900 active members of Hezbollah in the Federal Republic and the radical Islamic political party remains a legal entity.

(Trend) Iran’s deputy minister of economic affairs and finance says Iranian and German businessmen are eager to expand trade in all areas, Press TV reported.
Mohammad-Reza Farzin made the remarks on the sidelines of meetings with Iranian and German businessmen in Berlin, IRNA reported on Friday.
He noted that Germany is the biggest trade partner of the Islamic Republic in Europe, and expressed hope that the volume of bilateral trade would increase in all spheres.
He went on to say that the Islamic Republic has always been a good economic partner for Germany despite the European financial and economic crisis.
Trade between Iran and Germany witnessed considerable growth throughout 2010 despite the sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear program.
Around 50 German companies have branches in Iran and over 12,000 German companies have trade representatives in the country.
Crude oil and natural gas account for the lion’s share of Germany’s imports from Iran, while Iran’s main imports from Germany are metals, chemicals, and industrial equipment.
On Monday, the chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, Mohammad Nahavandian, said that despite all the political barriers, the European Union is still Iran’s biggest trade partner in the world.
Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, announced in its October report that Iran’s exports to the 27-member EU increased 6.4 percent in the first five months of 2011 compared to the same period last year.
The report added that Iran’s exports to the EU exceeded five billion euros from January to May 2011, although imports from EU states have fallen around seven percent to 4.1 billion euros during the five-month period.

Iran is Ready To Resolve a Crises… I repeat… Iran is Ready To Resolve a Crises…

May 27, 2011

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed Iran’s readiness to help Somalia resolve its ongoing crisis.
At a meeting today with his Somali counterpart on the sidelines of the 16th ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the island of Bali in Indonesia, Salehi announced Iran’s readiness to use all capacities to help end bloodshed in Somalia and alleviate the suffering of the Muslim nation.
Somali State Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali Hamud, for his part, explained the latest developments in the country and hailed Iran’s humanitarian aid as well as its efforts to help resolve the crisis in the war-ravaged country.
Source: Press TV, Iran, May 27, 2011

Never mind the Prison Rapes and Revolt In Tehran.

Iran: US Did Not Kill Bin Laden, We Have Proof

May 9, 2011
He questioned Washington’s claim that bin Laden was killed by American troops in a hiding compound in Pakistan on May 1.

“If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed bin Laden, why don’t they show him (his dead body) why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?” Moslehi asked.

Press TV:  Iran’s intelligence minister says the country has reliable information that former head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Osama bin Laden died of disease some time ago.
“We have accurate information that bin Laden died of illness some time ago,” Heidar Moslehi told reporters on the sidelines of a Cabinet meeting on Sunday.

…“I demanded my virgins, like any good martyr,
but what they brought me …is entirely unacceptable.”

PressTV – Israeli car ad boasts run over of kids

April 23, 2011
I’ve had the worst experience this week with PRESS TV. even when they don’t talk about Israel they lie. I was hoping they were right about the story of King Abdullah buying facebook last month…. it turned out to be PRESSTV’s story.

…but this is how you know the ad is a fake. why would they be advertising an old Subaru model? it doesn’t say used cars… right? via

Anti-Semitic themes found in mainstream British circles

November 13, 2010

The most insidious example used in the report is the Channel Four Dispatches program “Inside Britain’s Israel Lobby” screened last year, in which presenter Peter Oborne said he had not identified any conspiracies while making the program.
“We haven’t found anything even faintly resembling a conspiracy, but we found a worrying lack of transparency, and the influence of a pro-Israel lobby continues to be felt,” Oborne said at the time.
Channel Four’s website alluded to what the report sums up as “shady characters, with financial influence, underhand tactics and treacherous goals.”
This message was repeated, the report shows, in The Guardian’s news story about the program – titled “Pro-Israel lobby group bankrolling Conservatives, film claims.”
The report also highlights how a medieval accusation, claiming that Jews steal children in order to use their blood, was also revived and frequently used last year in accusations that Jews and Israelis steal body parts. The London-based but Iranian-run Press TV revived the blood libel charge, according to the CST document.
One of the Press TV stories begins with the sentence: “An international Jewish conspiracy to kidnap children and harvest their organs is gathering momentum as another shock story divulges Israeli plot to harvest organs from Algerian children.”
British media watchdogs, like Adam Levick of CiF Watch, praised the report for bringing to the surface rampant bias against Jews in daily publications.
“The CST report is a shocking indictment of how so-called progressive news outlets such as The Guardian are mainstreaming the type of anti-Jewish hate speech that was once the province of the far-right,” said Levick, whose organization particularly monitors The Guardian’s “Comment is Free” blog.
CST is the only organization in the UK that collects, analyzes and publishes statistics and incidents relating to anti- Semitism, including an annual Anti-Semitic Incidents Report.
CST’s publishes an annual Anti-Semitic Incidents Report. The 2009 report, published in February, showed a record high number of incidents in one year since records began in 1984.

these media outlets are not underground. the hate is hidden within professional slick graphics and shrouded in pretension of integrity.