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Reuters allowed to resume activities in Iran: TV


17:58, May 15, 2013

TEHRAN, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic republic has allowed Reuters to resume activities in Iran, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

A court in Iran has lifted a ban on the activities of Reuters after the news agency reportedly paid a fine and issued a statement of apology, according to TV.

The news agency was allowed to resume its operations in Iran after it received the court's verdict on Saturday, said the report.

In February 2012, Reuters released a video report with the headline "Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran's assassins."

Later, Reuters acknowledged the report "contained an error" and the headline was corrected to read "Three thousand women Ninjas train in Iran."

Accordingly, Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry's foreign media department suspended temporarily all activities of the Reuters office in Tehran and revoked the press cards of Reuters' staff in the country.

The department said the martial arts practitioners were university students and housewives who practiced the sport because of their love for that sport.

According to Press TV, a number of Iranian students shown in the Reuters video clip had filed a lawsuit against the news agency over charges of defamation.

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