WASHINGTON Feb 6 The United States said on
Wednesday it has sanctioned state sponsored broadcasters in Iran
for alleged censorship.
The U.S. Treasury Department said it named the Islamic
Republic of Iran Broadcasting and its director Ezzatollah
Zarghami as subject to sanctions. U.S. law permits the agency to
sanction anybody in Iran it believes restricts the flow of
information to the Iranian public.
Washington is tightening sanctions on Iran's access to its
oil revenues in an effort to slow its nuclear program, which the
West believes is aiming to develop weapons. Iran says the
program is solely for civilian purposes.
(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Vicki Allen)