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UN Guterres Serviced Indicted Iran Asset Afrasiabi Now Citing Jazeera & Mission Spox

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EDNY COURT / UN GATE, Feb 20 –  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres responded positively to entreaties by indicted Iran lobbyist Kaveh Afrisaibi, documents now sought to be withdrawn from the Federal court file but obtained by Inner City Press show. 

   Afrisiabi was illegal paid as a lobbyist by Iran Mission the UN for years, through the UN Federal Credit Union.

 Now on February 20, Afrisiabi has filed with the EDNY court his email to Iranian Mission to the UN press officer Hamid Babaei, about Al Jazeera. Inner City Press, prior to Guterres having it roughed up and banned and laptop broken, had sought comment from Babaei about one of Guterres' personal guards, noting that it "went and asked the UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who had been present. Dujarric acknowledged it but said Matthew Sullivan 'was thrown into a limelight that he did not seek.'" Whether the FBI is now looking at him and others in the UN is UNknown. And the UN of Guterres has refused every single Press question about this UN and UNFCU-linked case. Watch this site.

 On February 18, Afrasiabi asked the court to "to dismiss the present complaint against him suo sponte on the basis of primacy of UN obligations over domestic obligation under the UN Charter" - and on his interactions with, and responses by, the office of UNSG Guterres (who has refused Inner City Press' written questions on this).

 On February 19, Guterres' UN's "informal practices" were rejected as a basis to dismiss the indictment: "ORDER denying [44],[45] *** The UN's agreements and alleged informal practices are not a basis to dismiss the indictment, which is founded on U.S. federal law. I decline to preclude the challenged statements of the U.S. Attorney. Ordered by Judge Edward R. Korman on 2/19/2021."

But when will Guterres be prosecuted?

 On February 17, Afrasiabi submitted to the EDNY court his lobbying to, and response from, jzarif [at] to lobby UNSG Antonio Guterres,  here.

  Inner City Press, banned from the UN by Guterres, has repeated put in written questions about this to UN Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming and to Guterres, including through SGcentral [at]

  But despite an on-camera promise to at least answer Inner City Press' written questions, there have been no answers. 

 By contrast, when Iran illegal lobbyist Afrisiabi wrote to Guterres through SGCentral [at], he got an immediately response and solicitation to clarify and request a meeting, from Guterres staffer Susanne Rose.   

A subsequent message from Rose to Afrasiabi makes clear that Afrasiabi was granted a meeting with UN official Darko Mocibob, and that Afriasiabi's illegal Iran lobbying was passed on to SG Guterres.  Sample document on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here, more on Patreon here including "Afrasiabi was operating under UN norms" and "Exhibit I: Afrasiabi’s email to UN Secretary General, responses from the Secretary General."

  Likewise there have been not answers to this question, emailed and WhatsApp-ed on the morning of February 15 by Inner City Press to Guterres, Fleming, Dujarric and his deputy Farhan Haq, before publication of this article.

 So where are the answers on this? And given Guterres' undisclosed links also with convicted UN bribery firm CEFC China Energy, and banning of the Press which asked, how can he be allowed the second five-year term is now seeking? Watch this site.


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