Iran row review published

The review of relations between the Ministry of Defence and the media following the row over the Iran hostage fiasco will be published in full, the Government promised this week.

Defence secretary Des Browne ordered the review by former head of BBC news Tony Hall into media access following criticism over the decision to allow Faye Turney to sell her story to ITV’s Tonight programme and The Sun after she and the other Navy and marine hostages were released.

Lt Gen Fulton is examining operational issues in a separate inquiry.

Defence minister Lord Drayson said this week that Hall’s review is ‘due to be completed shortly”. An announcement would be made to Parliament ‘later this month”.

‘We will publish in full the report of the media access review. There will be a full opportunity to debate any lessons which need to be learned as a result,’he said.

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