GENEVA — The UN telecommunications agency says
Iranian jamming of international satellite broadcasts is "forbidden"
and has ordered the Islamic republic to clear the interference.
International Telecommunication Union stopped short Friday of blaming
the government for the jamming, but said the source was clearly from
ITU said Friday it was acting on a complaint from France, representing satellite provider Eutelstat. Eutelstat
has lodged two complaints in the past nine months over what it says is
Iran's "deliberate jamming operations" targeting Persian broadcasts by
the BBC and the Voice of America.
The European Union has also denounced the jamming, as well as Iranian censoring of the Internet. ITU has no effective means to enforce its order.