Washington unveiled sanctions against top Iranians and national bodies, including the communications minister and the culture ministry, hitting back for media and Internet censorship. The move against Communications Minister Reza Taghipour came after he was blamed for ordering the jamming of international satellite TV broadcasts and restricting Internet access. The United States was determined to stop the "Iranian government from creating an 'electronic curtain' to cut Iranian citizens off from the rest of the world," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. The New York Times also reported that the Pentagon is accusing Iran of firing at an American drone over the Persian Gulf on November 1. The drone was not hit by the Iranian warplanes, but Washington is still protesting the move, the newspaper said.
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