Iran to launch Imam Reza TV Channel

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran plans to launch a special TV Channel of Imam Reza, the 8th Imam of Shiite Muslims whose holy shrine is located in Mashhad City, northwestern Iran.

Ebrahim Raeisi who is custodian of Astan Quds Razavi and Head of the IRIB Abdol-Ali Ali-Asgari in a meeting discussed bilateral cooperation between the two establishments, and stressed the need to launch Imam Reza (A.S.) TV Channel.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed on providing a detailed assessment of the implementation and operational stages of launching the TV channel.

Governor of Khorasan Razavi, mayor and Islamic City Council president expressed readiness to cooperate to finance infrastructure, and jointly produce the channel’s programs.

Topics such as the providing required infrastructures for broadcasting multiple programs by Astan Quds Razavi, solving technical problems and facilitating further involvement of the media, especially the national media in the Holy Shrine, and improving the content of the programs with the aim of influencing more than the past at national and international level, were stressed.

Astan Quds Razavi is a charitable foundation, in Mashhad City. It is the administrative organization which manages the Imam Reza shrine and institutions which belong to the organization.