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A court in Iran has lifted a ban on Reuters operations in the country after the news agency reportedly paid a fine and issued a statement of apology.
In February last year, Reuters released a video report with the headline “Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran’s assassins”.
Reuters later acknowledged the report “contained an error” and the headline was corrected to read “Three thousand women Ninjas train in Iran”.
Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry’s foreign media department temporarily suspended all activity by Reuters in Tehran and revoked the press cards of their staff in the country.
The department said the martial arts practitioners were university students and housewives who practiced the sport because of their love for the sport.
According to Press TV, a number of Iranian students shown in the Reuters video clip had filed a lawsuit against the news agency over charges of defamation.