Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said that imposing sanctions on Iranian media shows the absurdity of the West's slogan on freedom of expression.

Iran PressIran news: In reaction to Canada's new sanctions against Iranian media, Nasser Kanaani wrote on his Instagram page that the US administration’s sanctions frenzy has gone viral and is quickly spreading to its friends.

He noted that sanctioning 'Tasnim News Agency', 'Keyhan Newspaper', 'Noor News', and 'Fars News Agency', the managing editor of Keyhan newspaper, the incumbent and former head of the IRIB and its reporter is the latest sanction list of the Canadian government against Iran and Iranians.

As Kanaani pointed out, this was not the first time the Canadian government in sanctioning Iranian media, the country had previously sanctioned 'Press TV'.

He stated that sanctioning the Iranian media and people is a violation of a part of the fundamental rights of the Iranian nation to convey their voice and opinion to the world, and also shows the absurdity of the West's slogan regarding free access to information and freedom of expression.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman added that resorting to force and sanctions by Canada in order not to hear the voices of others is not so surprising.


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