The Fars News Agency is a news agency in Iran managed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an armed wing loyal to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. While it describes itself as "Iran's leading independent news agency", it is widely described by Western news media to be a "semi-official" news agency of the Government of Iran. All its content is free content, Creative Commons licensed.
^"About Us". Fars News Agency. Retrieved 11 February 2014.[dead link]
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^The website footer states that "Fars News Agency is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License"