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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Iranian Defector: ‘US Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’

An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. 
In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. 
He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations.
“The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France, plus Germany.
A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West.
Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA).
He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told.
“There are a number of people attending on the Iranian side at the negotiations who are said to be journalists reporting on the negotiations,” he told Irane Farda television. “But they are not journalists and their main job is to make sure that all the news fed back to Iran goes through their channels.
“My conscience would not allow me to carry out my profession in this manner any more.” Mr Mottaghi was a journalist and commentator who went on to use social media successfully to promote Mr Rouhani to a youthful audience that overwhelmingly elected him to power.


Anonymous said...

nothing new here,everyone knows that Hussein Obama YEMACH SHEMO has completely taken the side of Iran,and cannot wait for them to get the bomb and get rid of his enemy number one that is Israel.

On another different topic,DIN did you catch this weeks disgusting editorial in AMI,by the criminally insane rotten Frankfurter against Dov Lipman ?.
this Israel and Jew hating piece of human garbage must be taken to task for this Nazi like hatchet job,
Please DID read it,and cannot wait for your comments.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,should havec read
""Please DIN read it,and cannot wait for your comments.

March 29, 2015 at 8:18 AM

Dusiznies said...

I did read read it ... and will respond in the coming days