The US has shut down 33 news sites, including Iran's state media Press TV. These sites cannot be accessed since Tuesday afternoon. According to the US, false information was spread through the websites.
If you try to access after closing, it says that the sites have been blocked. Apart from this, the logos of US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Commerce are displayed there.
Among the blocked sites were Iran's English-language state media Press TV, Iran's Al Masirah TV, which works for Yemen's Houthi rebels, and Iran's Arabic-language state media Al-Alam.
Most of the 33 news sites shut down are run by the Islamic Radio and Television Union of Iran. Apart from this, the United States is on the list to close - a newspaper of the Iranian-backed Lebanese armed organization Hezbollah and the mouthpiece of Hamas, 'Palestine Today'.
However, few of the 33 sites are being accessed. Last October, the US also shut down about 100 news sites run by Iran. The websites of the media outlets were closed for publishing speculative news.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Raisi criticized the US in his first press conference after being elected as the president of Iran. The newly elected president said that he does not want to meet US President Joe Biden.
Non-Raisi also agreed to discuss Iran's ballistic missile program and regional militias with Biden. In such a tense situation between the two countries, the United States decided to shut down the websites of these media outlets run by Iran.