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    CNN says sorry, Iran lifts ban http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1375065,curpg-1.cms TEHRAN: Iran lifted its ban on CNN on Tuesday, a day
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      CNN says sorry, Iran lifts ban
      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1375065,curpg-1.cms


      TEHRAN: Iran lifted its ban on CNN on Tuesday, a day after the
      government had barred the US television network from the country
      because of its mistranslation of nuclear comments by President Mahmoud
      Ahmadinejad, state television reported.

      Ahmadinejad ordered the reversal "due to the expression of an apology"
      from CNN over the mistranslation, the state-run TV broadcast said.
      Iran imposed the ban Monday after CNN misquoted the president as
      speaking of "nuclear weapons" when he actually referred to "nuclear
      technology."

      CNN admitted the mistake in a broadcast. Hard-liners called the
      mistranslation a "deliberate" act by CNN to misrepresent Iran's
      position at a crucial moment in international negotiations.

      The move highlighted the continuing tension between Iran and the West
      over Tehran's nuclear program. The Jomhuri-e-Eslami newspaper said
      Tuesday that CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour was a "CIA and
      Mossad agent with a bad record" who should be barred from Iran.

      TEHRAN: Iran lifted its ban on CNN on Tuesday, a day after the
      government had barred the US television network from the country
      because of its mistranslation of nuclear comments by President Mahmoud
      Ahmadinejad, state television reported.

      Ahmadinejad ordered the reversal "due to the expression of an apology"
      from CNN over the mistranslation, the state-run TV broadcast said.
      Iran imposed the ban Monday after CNN misquoted the president as
      speaking of "nuclear weapons" when he actually referred to "nuclear
      technology."

      CNN admitted the mistake in a broadcast. Hard-liners called the
      mistranslation a "deliberate" act by CNN to misrepresent Iran's
      position at a crucial moment in international negotiations.

      The move highlighted the continuing tension between Iran and the West
      over Tehran's nuclear program. The Jomhuri-e-Eslami newspaper said
      Tuesday that CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour was a "CIA and
      Mossad agent with a bad record" who should be barred from Iran.

      Culture Ministry official Ali Reza Shiravi confirmed to The Associated
      Press that the ban had been lifted completely. "CNN can resume its
      activities as of today," Shiravi said.

      The controversy came amid a flurry of meetings by world powers over
      how to react to Iran's decision last week to remove UN seals from its
      uranium enrichment facility and resume small-scale enrichment, a
      process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors as well as material
      for atomic bombs.

      On Monday, envoys of the five permanent members of the UN Security
      Council as well as Germany met in London for seven hours. Afterward, a
      British spokesman said America, Britain, China, France, Germany and
      Russia had expressed "serious concerns" about Iran's move and agreed
      that Iran should suspend fully its nuclear activities and return to
      negotiations.

      Diplomats from Britain, France and Germany told the meeting they would
      call for an emergency session of the International Atomic Energy
      Agency on Feb 2-3 to discuss action against Iran.

      The three states have previously said the IDEA should refer Iran to
      the UN Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions.

      However, Russia and China, which have strong commercial ties with
      Iran, are wary of taking such a step. The United States accuses Iran
      of secretly aiming to build nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charge,
      insisting its nuclear program is solely for generating electricity.

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