Tehran: After three days of street protests against Iran’s presidential election results during which at least seven people have reportedly been killed, Iran banned foreign journalists from leaving their offices to cover protests here.
“No journalist has permission to report, film or take pictures in the city,” a culture ministry official said.The culture ministry added journalists could continue to work from their offices but their press accreditations would be cancelled.
The demonstrations have riveted the world’s attention on the fifth biggest global oil exporter which is locked in a nuclear dispute with the West.
Defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi cancelled a rally planned for Tuesday ‘to protect his supporters’ lives’ he said. Backers of hardline President Ahmadinejad planned a counter rally at the same site.