Iran state TV censors Ahmadinejad video clip
Guardian / Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran's state television has censored a video clip that showed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemning recent arrests of his close allies.

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), which is under the direct control of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, transmitted only an edited version of the remarks made by Ahmadinejad after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, removing any mention of his comments over the arrests.

In reaction to the broadcaster's move, Ahmadinejad's official website published the full version of the video, in which the president warned opponents off his cabinet and said detaining members was "a red line" that should not be crossed.

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