“The new move on Press TV further exposes the real face of those who falsely claim to defend freedom of expression and free flow of information,” Kanaani wrote on his Twitter account.
The Iranian foreign ministry stated that the move is an issue that unveils the real face of those who falsely claim to defend freedom of expression.
The diplomat condemned the double standards of the European satellite operator who cut out of the air, the only English-language voice of the Iranian people.
At the same time, Europe hosts several media outlets that openly incite terrorism in Iran.
On Wednesday, French satellite operator Eutelsat notified the capital-based channel of its plan to take it off air, pretexting penalties imposed by the European Union.