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5/5/07

Iran Parliament rejects plan for purchasing $250M Satellite

Tehran, Taliya News - A Member of Parliament's Cultural Commission said in Tehran on Monday the proposal for purchasing Iran DBS2 Satellite has been rejected at Majlis Budget & Planning Commission.

Sa'eid Aboutaleb referring to Iran's attempt to buy the $250 million telecom satellite for the country's radio-TV organization (IRIB) added in an interview with added in an interview with CITNA, "Although the urgency of the plan was approved at Parliament's General Assembly and the Cultural Majlis Commission had approved of the proposal, the Budget & Planning Commission rejected it."

Pointing out that the plan's rejection would be announced at the Parliament's General Assembly in a couple of days, he expressed hope that the Parliament would once again approve of it, reiterating "Purchasing this satellite has numerous political and cultural advantage for our country, to an extent that some 30 to 40 internal, external, and provincial radio TV networks of the country are currently broadcasted through rented foreign satellites, whose security is highly under question."

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