Iranian journalist covering nuke talks defects to West

(This article may be shock therapy to the remaining Obama supporters. If they do not respond to this, they deserve the world they will have to live in. But the rest of us do not)

From Times of Israel

Amir Hossein Motaghi tells Iranian opposition TV that US is ‘mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other P5+1 members

An Iranian journalist who was sent to cover the nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, defected over the weekend.

Amir Hossein Motaghi, who was instrumental in the election of President Hassan Rouhani when he served as his personal aide during the Iranian election, asked authorities in Switzerland to grant him political asylum.

RMontaghi told an Iranian opposition channel broadcasting from London that he did not see any sense in his profession as a journalist since he could only write what he was told to write.

According to the British Telegraph newspaper, Motaghi also harshly criticized the American role in the talks, saying the White House was attempting to persuade the other members of the P5+1 group of nations (US, England, France, Russia, China and Germany) to accept Iran’s point of view.

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9 Replies to “Iranian journalist covering nuke talks defects to West”

  1. Arab League agrees to create joint military force (BBC, March 29, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32106939

    “The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt have agreed to create a joint Arab military force.

    The League has been meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh amid a crisis in Yemen and the threat of jihadists who have made major gains in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

    However, establishing the make-up and remit of the force could take months, analysts say.

    A 10-nation, Saudi-led coalition is currently carrying out air strikes against rebels in Yemen.

    The strikes are in support of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, who fled after gains by the Shia Houthi rebels.

    Correspondents have described the conflict as a proxy war between Sunni Arab nations and Shia Iran.

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said: “The Arab leaders have decided to agree on the principle of a joint Arab military force.”….”

  2. French local elections: Exit polls suggest Conservative win (BBC, March 29, 2015)
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32104760

    “France’s Conservative UMP Party and its allies appear to have come first in the final round of departmental elections.

    The UMP, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy, appeared set to secure more than 60 local councils, exit polls suggested, up from 41.

    Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front also appeared to have made gains, while the ruling Socialists and their allies may lose about 30 departments.

    These elections are seen as a test case ahead of 2017’s presidential election.

    Paris and Lyon, France’s two biggest cities, were excluded from Sunday’s election.

    The National Front appeared to have won a significant number of seats in Sunday’s second round of elections, but it was not clear if it had gained control of any councils, the exit polls said….”

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32087919

    “A European police chief says the sophisticated online communications are the biggest problem for security agencies tackling terrorism.

    Hidden areas of the internet and encrypted communications make it harder to monitor terror suspects, warns Europol’s Rob Wainwright.

    Tech firms should consider the impact sophisticated encryption software has on law enforcement, he said….”

  4. Islamic State Group Beheads 8 Shiites in Syria’s Hama (abcnews, March 29, 2015)
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/islamic-state-group-beheads-shiites-syrias-hama-29989975

    “A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.

    The video could not be immediately independently verified, but it appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting of the events. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said that the video was authentic.

    IS has beheaded scores of people since capturing large parts of Iraq and Syria last year in a self-declared caliphate.

    In the video, the men, wearing orange uniforms with their hands tied behind their backs, were led forward in a field by teenage boys. They were then handed over to a group of IS fighters. A boy wearing a black uniform hands out knives to the fighters, who then behead the hostages.

    An Islamic State fighter speaks in the video, using a derogatory term for Shiites and calling them “impure infidels.” The IS fighter said in the video that the current military campaign against IS will only make the militant group stronger….”

    • “..A boy wearing a black uniform hands out knives to the fighters, who then behead the hostages…”

      Yes, sadly now even children & women in black shrouds carrying AK’s, in their desire to suck up to their ‘superiors’ have all become, through their own efforts, legitimate military targets deserving no mercy.

  5. The man isn’t saying anything the regular readers of this blog didn’t know but this will hopefully enlighten a lot of the low information voters.

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