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Iranian athletes banned from giving interviews to foreign media at Olympics


Iran’s Mehr news agency reports from Tehran that The Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution has banned Iranian athletes from giving interviews to the foreign media at the forthcoming Beijing Olympics.

“No Iranian sportsman is, under any circumstances, allowed to speak to foreign media without the approval of the Iranian government,” said Mohammad Saydanlu, the Director-General of Physical Education Organization for Cultural Affairs. Those who violated this order face punishment, he added.


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