MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - Iran has prevented an attempt by BBC to steal documents from government archives, PressTV channel reported Iranian authorities as saying Sunday.
"The hostile network of the BBC – against the mores and regulations of media and international law – attempted to steal historical documents from formal archive centers through its local dependents," the report of PressTV Iranian channel read, citing a statement by Iran's intelligence department. However, there were no further details in the report.
By now, there is no immediate reaction from the BBC.
Iran has already accused the British Broadcasting Company of spying. The BBC's Farsi-language service has no authorization to operate in Iran. In 2012 Iran's TV channel blamed the BBC for hacking its website and changing the results of a poll about Iran's nuclear program. In June Iranian film-maker and women's rights activist were put into prison on a charge of having ties with the BBC and undertaking anti-state activities.