Al Jazeera ordered out of Ahmadinejad press conference

An Al Jazeera television crew was ordered out of a press conference to be held by visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, the channel’s correspondent said.

Al Jazeera ordered out of Ahmadinejad press conference
An Al Jazeera television crew was ordered out of a press conference to be held by visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, the channel’s correspondent said.

Officials from the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi asked the team from the Arabic-language Al Jazeera and its sister channel Al Jazeera English to leave the hall ahead of the press conference, Mohammad Al Abdallah told AFP.

Ahmadinejad is wrapping up a landmark two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, the first by an Iranian head of state to the US Gulf ally.

Al Jazeera said it regretted Iran’s decision, voicing hope it would not lead to a complete ban on its activities in the country, and stressed its policy of ‘respecting religious and public figures’.

Last Mod: 14 Mayıs 2007, 21:57
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