Iran bans foreign media from rally fearing protests

Iran's authorities have banned foreign media from an annual rally due to be held on Monday, which they fear the opposition could use to stage protests.

Press permits were revoked for 7-9 December, officials said, and reporters told not to leave their offices.

Residents in the capital, Tehran, also said their internet access had been limited ahead of the rally.

Iran has cracked down hard on protests by opposition supporters following a disputed election in June.

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