Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

Amir Hossein Motaghi says he no longer sees any “sense” in his profession as he could only write as he was told

Ahmed Vahdat and Richard Spencer
The Telegraph [UK]
27 Mar 2015

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…

…“The US 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,” he said.


The article continues, with video, at The Telegraph.

H/T Soopermexican :

This explains why France has been outraged at how the negotiations are going, and why Netanyahu has had to tell Congress the information Israel gathered from their intelligence assets. No wonder Saudi Arabia believes it can’t trust the Obama administration not to leak information to Iran.

It’s getting more and more obvious that Obama is selling out America to Iran. But are enough people paying attention?



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