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CNN Back On in Iran

1/17/2006 9:17 AM Eastern

Iran lifted its ban on Cable News Network Tuesday after one day, AP reported.

The network had been banned due to its mistranslation of nuclear comments by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, state television reported, according to AP.

Iran imposed the ban after CNN misquoted the president as speaking of developing "nuclear weapons" when he actually referred to "nuclear technology," and CNN admitted the mistake in a broadcast, AP reported.

Ahmadinejad approved the reversal "due to the expression of an apology" from CNN over the mistranslation, the state-run TV broadcast said, according to AP.

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