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10/12/11

Iranian broadcaster reacts to BBC film on Supreme Leader

Source: Radio Zamaneh

An Iranian official claims the film about Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, which aired on the BBC, has become "a promotion of his thoughts and sayings."

BBC documentary on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei
Video: BBC documentary on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

The Mehr News Agency reports that Ezzatollah Zarghami, the head of Iran's National Broadcasting Seda va Sima, told a media gathering on Tuesday: "The enemies think they can put the leader of the Revolution in a bad light by making documentaries about him, while in fact they became inadvertently a promoter of his thoughts and statements and showed his superiority."

Persian BBC recently aired a documentary about Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, which aims to delineate his political report card. Iranian authorities blocked the satellite airing of the film and then arrested six documentary makers in Iran, charging them with "collaboration with the BBC."

While two of the filmmakers have been released, the other four remain in custody, and Iranian authorities have since announced that any collaboration with the BBC is illegal for Iranians.

The BBC, on the other hand, has denied having any collaborators or employees in Iran.

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