Rana Rahimpour who is BBC presenter

The BBC first started a Persian radio service during World War II on 29 December 1940, encouraged by the Foreign Office, as part of its Empire Service. The government reasons for prioritising this was concern that the Iranian king, Reza Shah Pahlavi, was sympathetic to Nazi Germany. Following the Anglo-Soviet invasion of homeland in August 1941, the Foreign Office encouraged broadcasting about king’s autocratic style and republican systems of Government.