Tehran (IP) - Reacting to the seizure of IRIB-affiliated websites by the US, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman called it a "systematic attempt by the United States to undermine free speech and to suppress independent voices in the media."

Iran PressIran News: Saeed Khatibzadeh also called it shameful for Washington to continue these double standards, adding: "The US current administration has followed exactly the path of Trump administration, which will only lead to more defeats for Washington."

In the end, Khatibzadeh emphasized: "The Islamic Republic of Iran, while rejecting this illegal and bullying action, will pursue the case through legal channels.

 The US Justice Department said on Tuesday it seized 36 Iranian-linked websites.

The department said in a statement that today, pursuant to court orders, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), "in violation of US sanctions."

The sites seized included Press TV, the Iranian government's main English-language satellite television channel, and Al Alam, its Arabic-language equivalent.

Both came back online using Iranian domain addresses Alalam.ir and Presstv.ir.


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