Thursday, October 06, 2005

One step closer to arabization of Iran
Islamic Republic Broadcasting launched first Qoranic tv network on Thursday in the capital city, Tehran.The IRIB chief Ezatollah Zarqami said the round-the clock network air programs in Tehran and the suburbs for the time being, but the network is also expected to go on air in the city of Mashhad, from mid-Ramadhan. Qom religious city will also be able to receive the program on Eid-al Fitr day, which marks the final day of the arabs' month of Ramadhan. The tv network is envisaged to sign on programs on Qoranic concepts, including reciting of the arabs' book.