Ofcom investigates TV network over interview praising attack in Iran

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Saudi-linked Iran International TV gave airtime to supporter of assault that killed 24 at military parade

Ofcom is investigating a UK-based Saudi-linked television network after it gave airtime to the spokesman for an extremist separatist group who praised last month’s terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, which killed at least 24 people.

The investigation by the media watchdog highlights the growing influence of Saudi-linked stations operating from London, which is increasingly becoming a key media battle ground for the proxy wars in the Middle East.

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