|[November 15, 2012]
UANI Applauds Hong Kong's AsiaSat for Ending Satellite Services to IRIB, Ceasing the Broadcast of Iranian Regime Programming
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
On Thursday, United
Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded Hong Kong's Asia Satellite (News - Alert)
Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), for ending its broadcasting of
Iranian regime programming.
In a November
9, 2012 letter to AsiaSat, UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace,
called on AsiaSat to "end all business activities in Iran and
specifically cease the broadcast of all Iranian regime transmissions via
the AsiaSat 3S and AsiaSat 5 satellites, including that of the Islamic
Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the Islamic Republic of Iran News
Network (IRINN) and their affiliates such as Press TV."
Based on confidential discussions, UANI can reveal that beginning today,
November 15, AsiaSat has terminated its satellite services to IRIB and
will no longer maintain business in Iran.
Said Ambassador Wallace:
AsiaSat has terminated its services to IRIB beginning today, and will
no longer engage in any business in Iran. We applaud AsiaSat for ending
its broadcast of Iranian regime programming. We call on all other media
entities worldwide to stop broadcasting IRIB programming and other
UANI recently applauded Canada's
telecommunications company Arqiva, and European satellite provider
Eutelsat for ceasing their broadcasting of regime programming. As
part of its "Tech
and Telecom Campaign," UANI has succeeded in curtailing the
business of international telecom giants such as Adaptive
to view UANI's letter to AsiaSat.
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