The head of the Basij militia warned that satellite TV was having a negative impact on Iran [Hossein Zohrevand/AFP]
Al Jazeera: Iran destroys 100,000 'depraving' satellite dishes
Authorities say the banned satellite dishes are morally damaging, despite high-level calls for reform of the law.
Iranian authorities have destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers as part of a widespread crackdown against illegal devices they say "deviate morality and culture".
General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of Iran's Basij militia, oversaw the destruction ceremony in Tehran on Sunday and warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the country.
"The truth is that most satellite channels... deviate the society's morality and culture," AFP news agency reported him as saying.
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