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US Sanctions Iran TV For Forced Confession But IRIB Is In UN and UNCA, USUN Silent

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 16 –  Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting is known for filming forced confession, many of them with torture.

They also have a correspondent accredited by and allowed into the United Nations, Kamran Najafzadeh, a full dues-paying member as "Iran TV" of the UN Correspondents Association, which has given China a permanent board seat while working with the UN to ban independent Inner City Press which reports on it. Photo here

But the hypocrisy now spreads from the UN of Antonio Guterres and his UNCA to the US State Department and US Mission to the UN.

The State Department on November 16 issued a press release about "designating," presumably for sanctions, representatives of IRIB - but the State Department and its US Mission under Linda Thomas-Greenfield have done nothing about the IRIB representative in the UN and UNCA - which Thomas-Greenfield calls on first - nor on the UN's continuing ban of Inner City Press, despite this letter.

  UNCA will be selling access to UNSG Antonio Guterres on December 9, charging diplomats and bribers hundreds of dollars for a garish event at Cipriani downtown with Kate Hudson and prizes to cronies, here.  Who will attend IRIB's blood fest? Watch this site.

Here is the US State Department's November 16 press release: "The United States is designating six individuals for acting for or on behalf of the Iranian state-run media corporation, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).  IRIB was previously sanctioned for its involvement in the Iranian government’s censorship activities.IRIB acts not as an objective media outlet but rather as a key tool in the Iranian government’s mass suppression and censorship campaign against its own people.  IRIB has broadcasted forced confessions of Iranian, dual national, and foreign national detainees in Iran in attempts to distort facts and spread disinformation about the ongoing protests in Iran."

And IRIB is in the UNCA, and more importantly the UN, while Inner City Press is banned. We'll have more on this.


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