Iran is angry about foreign reports of assassinations - analysis

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Iran is angry about foreign reports of assassinations - analysis
Iran’s point in complaining about the two men is that now it must feel that it is on the back foot regarding reports of “assassinations.”
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: JUNE 14, 2022

Iran appears non-plussed over reports about the recent deaths of two members of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran’s Tasnim news lashed out at The New York Times and Iran International TV in reports about the deaths, accusing these two outlets of spreading “false” information. Yet Iran’s media also admitted that the foreign reports were based on an unnamed Iranian official. It noted that this official had said that the two men who died were working on “building and developing weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

Iran’s point in complaining about the two men is that now it must feel that it is on the back foot regarding reports of “assassinations.” The report says that “this form of storytelling and the publication of false and undocumented data has become one of the current trends in the media opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran in recent years.” Iran’s argument is that foreign media is now pushing stories that make the regime appear weak.

more.............. https://www.jpost.com/international/article-709371
 
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