The BBC charged today (Friday) that Iran is jamming its Persian language television broadcasts from Egypt. In a statement, BBC World Service Director Peter Horrocks said, "This jamming should stop immediately. It is wrong that our significant Iranian audience is being denied impartial news and information from BBC Persian TV. ... It is clear from our audience feedback that Iranian people want to know what is happening in Egypt." Ironically, only today Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaimed his support for the demonstrators, saying that their protests show that "a new Middle East is emerging without the Zionist regime and U.S. interference."

11/02/2011