London: The Times newspaper in London says
that a British bank has frozen the account of Iran`s
English-language television service, known as Press TV.
The Times said Press TV had more than 100,000 pounds
(USD 160,000) in the account at National Westminster Bank. The
bank said it would not comment on individual accounts.
The Foreign Office said it was not involved in the
issue, which it described as a private, commercial matter.
Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of former Prime Minister
Tony Blair, works for Press TV. She calls the reported closing
of the account "a politically motivated act."