Monday, January 24, 2005
BBC NEWS | Middle East | US 'terminates' Iranian website:
"Iran has accused the US government of ordering an American internet service provider to stop hosting the website of an official Iranian news agency.
The Iranian Student News Agency said no explanation had been given by the server, called The Planet, for its abrupt move to terminate the contract.
Isna, which is widely read in Iran, says it has moved to another server, which it did not name.
The Planet was unable to comment immediately on the allegations.
The row has led to calls for Iran to develop its own satellite technology.
Isna said it had received an e-mail from The Planet warning that the website would be terminated within 48 hours and that the decision was final and non-negotiable."