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Iran Bans CNN over Nuclear Quote


Iran has barred journalists from the Cable News Network from the country, following a mistaken translation that quoted Iran's president as saying his country has a right to build nuclear weapons.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Saturday that his nation has a right to pursue nuclear technology. But CNN's translator used the word "weapon" instead.

CNN has apologized for the error. But Iran says the network's reporters and stringers are barred until further notice. The network said Monday it has not been officially notified of the ban.

CNN does not have a permanent correspondent in Iran. But reporters have occasionally been allowed to enter the country for brief assignments.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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