Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that the recent U.S. seizure of web domains used by Iran-affiliated media outlets proves the falsehood of American claims of championing the freedom of expression, opinion, and belief. He made these remarks in a public address which aired on various media outlets on June 25, 2021. Nasrallah said that it is "no coincidence" that the websites that were seized belonged to parties and media outlets that "played a major role" in the recent "Sword of Jerusalem" war with Israel and opposed the "Zionist entity" and "American hegemony in the region." On June 23, the United States government seized U.S.-owned domains of dozens of media outlets connected to Iran.
Hassan Nasrallah: "I must talk about the recent step by the American government, that confiscated, seized, deleted, and banned dozens of websites [belong to] dozens of media outlets in the countries of the region. It is no coincidence that all these websites belong to parties and media outlets that played a major role and manifested great solidarity with the Palestinians in the recent 'Sword of Jerusalem' war. They oppose the Zionist enterprise and the Zionist entity, as well as the American hegemony in the region, the strife, the terrorism — and the takfiri terrorism in particular... It is noteworthy that some of these media outlets are purely religious and do not get involved in politics. Nevertheless, they were added to that list. In any case, this is further evidence, to our people and to the free people of the world, regarding the false claims by the consecutive U.S. administrations, which claim to champion freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of opinion, freedom of belief... These are all lies, deception, and false claims. The consecutive U.S. administrations have presented new evidence, every day, for the falsehood of these claims."