October 15

EU bans broadcast of Iranian TV channels on Hot Bird – Report

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European satellite provider Eutelsat SA says it has stopped the broadcast of several Iranian satellite channels following an order by the European Commission, Press TV reports.

The company ordered media services company, Arqiva, to take the Iranian satellite channels off one of its Hot Bird frequencies on Monday.

In a separate statement emailed to Press TV, Arqiva said that the decision was made by the EU Council.

“We terminated the contracts because it was the order of the European Commission. We have to follow it,” Karen Badalov, area management of Eutelsat SA told Press TV.

Meanwhile, Head of Public Relations of Arqiva, Gary Follows, told Press TV that as a result of reinforced EU Council sanctions and repeated requests by France’s broadcasting authority for the permanent switch-off of Sahar 1, which is broadcast in the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) multiplex, the IRIB broadcasts through Eutelsat Hot Bird have been terminated.

The Iranian channels being taken off the air include Press TV, al-Alam, Jam-e-Jam 1 and 2, Sahar 1 and 2, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network, Quran TV, and the Arabic-language al-Kawthar.

The decision follows months of jamming of Iranian channels by European satellite companies.

Observers believe that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares no efforts to silence the voice of alternative media outlets.

Iran’s Arabic-language news channel, al-Alam, has been jammed on a daily basis while airing a program on Bahrain.

Technical experts say the jamming was carried out by British technicians.

Iranian news channels affected by the decision only aimed to break the West’s monopoly on news broadcast by reflecting the voice of the oppressed people to the world.

The illegal move by Eutelsat SA, therefore, is a step to mute all alternative news outlets representing the voice of the voiceless.

March 31

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah(HA) – March 30, 2012 – Opening of Sayyedah Zaynab Centre

Full English voiceover of the speech delivered by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah(HA), secretary general of Hizbullah at the opening of the Sayyedah Zaynab Centre in Beirut, Lebanon on March 30, 2012. In this historical speech Sayyed Hassan(HA) discusses the Global March to Jerusalem (GM2J), the silence on Bahrain, the Zionist and Wahhabi plot against Syria and more.
February 25

[Iran Today] On Israeli/America Terror Against Iran and Iran’s Right To Nuclear Energy

February 25, 2012 edition of Press TV’s Iran Today program. This episode discusses the Israeli terrorist activities against Islamic Republic Of Iran, the murder of Iranian scientists by MOSSAD, the collusion of the American, British and some European governments in such state sponsored terrorism, as well as Iran’s absolute right to a nuclear energy program.
February 22

Imam Khamenei(HA): "Production and Stockpiling of Nuclear Weapons is a Big Sin"

Iran will never seek nuclear weapons: Leader

Recorded from Press TV’s Live News Program at 2100GMT on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian nation has never sought and will never seek nuclear weapons as it has the capacity to challenge the nuclear-backed influence such powers rely on.

In a Wednesday meeting in Tehran with the director and officials of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and nuclear scientists the Leader described the country’s nuclear and technological achievements further in line with national interests and beneficial for the future of the country.

"The Iranian nation has never pursued and will never pursue nuclear weapons," said Ayatollah Khamenei.

"There is no doubt that the decision makers in the countries opposing us know well that Iran is not after nuclear weapons because the Islamic Republic, logically, religiously and theoretically, considers the possession of nuclear weapons a grave sin and believes the proliferation of such weapons is senseless, destructive and dangerous."

"If nations are allowed to independently make progress in the fields of nuclear energy, aerospace, science, technology and industry, there will be no room left for the tyrannical dominance of world powers," said the Leader.

"Sanctions have been in place since the victory of the Islamic Revolution while the nuclear issue is a matter of the past few years; therefore their (the West) real problem is with a nation that has decided to be independent."

February 17

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah(HA) — Martyrs Day — February 16, 2012

Live recording of Press TV broadcast (with English voiceover) of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah(HA)’s (Secretary General of Hizbullah) speech delivered on the Annual Martyrs Day Commemorations for the Martyred Leaders of the Islamic Resistance — Shaykh Ragheb Harb(A), Sayyed Abbas al-Mousawi(A) and Hajj Emad Mughniyyeh(A).


‘Resistance guards region against Israel’

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the movement will not abandon resistance, which he says protects the whole region from Israeli schemes.

"We pledge … that we will preserve his soul and his era and we will continue on the path of Seyyed Abbas al-Moussawi," Nasrallah said at a televised speech on Thursday during a ceremony commemorating Hezbollah martyrs, including Moussawi — the former Hezbollah chief who was assassinated in 1992.

"We do not build our alliances based on our moods, we always take into consideration the interests of the [Islamic] Ummah…We understand that Israel is… the tool and army of the Zionist plan in the region. We outline our stance based on this [understanding]," he explained.

Nasrallah said the Zionist scheme poses a threat to the entire region by its continued occupation of Palestine, judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and violation of the rights of the Palestinian people inside and outside the occupied territories.

"And because we believe that this scheme poses a threat to all the components of the region, regardless of their religion, ethnicity or cultural identity and therefore we must confront it and topple it," he pointed out.
The influential Lebanese leader stressed Hezbollah’s devotion to defending Lebanon against Israeli threats and insisted that "resistance is strong, perseverant and independent," while on the other hand Israel is losing its strength.

"Israelis regard the present time as the most dangerous era in their history… and they concede they are vulnerable," he stated.

Nasrallah recalled years of "fruitless" negotiations with Israel and highlighted the significance of resistance as the only feasible way to counter the Zionist plots.