Iran Says State-Linked Sites Seized by US, Reasons Unclear

While there was no immediate acknowledgement of the seizures from American authorities, they come amid the wider heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran's now-tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that several state-linked news websites have been seized by the U.S. government under unclear circumstances. While there was no immediate acknowledgement of the seizures from American authorities, they come amid the wider heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s now-tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The Islamic Republic’s president-elect, judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, staked out a hard-line position Monday in his first news conference…

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