When it comes to fake news, there are many contenders for the top prize. However, given the mountains of the irrefutable evidence, the absolute fake news champion of champions, the king of the mountain is IRIB, the “state media” of the unreformable, expansionist and warmongering Islamist fascists.
“In a letter to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, more than fifty Iranian dissidents have urged him to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) for its role in violation of human rights in the country.
Referring to IRIB’s newscast style, systematic abuse of human rights, propagating the Islamic Republic’s destabilizing policies in the region and disrupting free flow of information by jamming independent TV and radio shows, the dissidents have insisted that it is time to end Washington ’s waiver of sanctions against the state-run organization.
The role of IRIB in paving the way for the Iranian establishment to abuse human rights still needs a thorough review; , adding, “IRIB has continued human rights violations through airing forced confession of people suspected for being opponents of the regime.” the signatories have affirmed in their July 7 letter
It is high time the twitter-in-chief Trump muzzles Islamist fascists’ fake news factory by sanctioning it, continuing the Islamist appeaser-in-chief Obama’s waiver sends the wrong signal to Iranians yearning to get rid of their tyrants.
“…sanctions have been suspended since 2014, but that suspension expires on Thursday. The administration could simply decline to renew its waiver, thereby placing satellite providers in legal jeopardy if they carry any IRIB stations, including English and Arabic propaganda that is beamed abroad.”
Airtight sanctions - which includes oil - a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.