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Force Recon

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#1 12 years ago

Journalists from CNN have been banned from working in Iran because of a mistranslation of the president's comments, the culture ministry says.

CNN had violated "professional ethics", the Irna news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

CNN issued a correction after it translated the president as saying Iran had a right to use nuclear "weapons" rather than nuclear "technology".

CNN does not have a bureau in Tehran but gets permits to cover assignments.

Its chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, is currently in the country.

Broken seals

The US-based news network had carried a live translation of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's press conference on Saturday.

Its translation quoted the president as saying: "We believe all nations are allowed to have nuclear weapons", and that the West should not "deprive us to have nuclear weapons".

Iran says the Farsi word for technology was translated as weapons.

The Iranian culture ministry issued a statement on Monday saying: "Taking into account CNN's actions contrary to professional ethics in the past years and their distortion of the president's comments during his press conference on Saturday... no journalists from CNN will be authorised to come to Iran."

It continued: "Any revision in the decision depends on the performance of CNN in future."

A call to CNN's Atlanta headquarters was not immediately returned but the channel told viewers it had not yet been notified of the ban.

Iran insists its nuclear programme is for producing energy, not weapons

Leading Western nations are currently trying to persuade Russia and China to support a hard line on Iran's nuclear programme in a closed-door meeting in London.

Last week Iran broke the seals on three nuclear facilities, ending a two-year moratorium on atomic experimentation.

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haha propaganda again.Something I expected some months ago.Well this is an eye-opener.




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#2 12 years ago

LoL, what are you, the Muslim news reporter of GF?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/01/16/iran.cnn/index.html

Reports: Iranian president asks end to CNN ban

Everything to you is propaganda, ever heard of flaws? We're humans, we make mistakes.




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#3 12 years ago
LoL, what are you, the Muslim news reporter of GF?

:lol:

nah I wonder what was really behind it.Media is big weapon for most politicians. sure we do make mistakes.everyone makes mistakes.the statement that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction was also a huge mistake.

I hope they the reporters are not killed or something after what I read about a Canadian journalist...




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#4 12 years ago

Emir Al-Aziz:lol:

nah I wonder what was really behind it.

Pure Evil :D.

If they have been un-banned, then thats fine, but i'm not sure if it was a bad thing of Iran too ban them... a little over-active though.




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#5 12 years ago

Well it was a pretty grievous mistake under the current circumstances...I honestly can't blame Iran for banning them.




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#6 12 years ago
TheDarkInvaderWell it was a pretty grievous mistake under the current circumstances...I honestly can't blame Iran for banning them.

Yeah, say whatever you want, but those CNN journalists made a HUGE mistake.




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#7 12 years ago
DecebalusLoL, what are you, the Muslim news reporter of GF? http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/01/16/iran.cnn/index.html Reports: Iranian president asks end to CNN ban

lol:lol:




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#8 12 years ago

We're humans, we make mistakes.




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#9 12 years ago

I think that has already been said mate. ;) However it was a huge mistake to write "weapons" instead of "technology". Especially during these circumstances. Well, we'll see what happens in the future. Good that they've been allowed back in though.




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#10 12 years ago
Decebalus Everything to you is propaganda, ever heard of flaws? We're humans, we make mistakes.

Granted we make mistakes, but that is the type of mistake that can lead to millions of people dying for no reason.




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