WOW! Iranian Spy Ring Exposed Blackmailing Mainstream Media Journalists
A new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reveals mainstream media reporters have been both threatened and blackmailed by Iranian spies for positive coverage.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
Iran’s clandestine spy network has been threatening and blackmailing scores of journalists, even going so far as to detain and threaten the family members of these reporters, in order to ensure positive coverage in global media outlets, according to a new report that estimates at least 50 international journalists have been threatened in just the past year.
Iran uses its network of spies and its hardline judiciary to threaten journalists with punishment and in many cases detain family members in order to use them as leverage against Western reporters, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, a watchdog group that advocates for freedom of the press.
Outlets such as the BBC and Voice of America have been subjected to threats and in some cases have had their computers hijacked by Iran, according to the report, which states that “all international media outlets with Persian-language services are concerned” about the Islamic Republic’s often-secret efforts to blackmail reporters in order to gain positive headlines.
Iran rejected a U.S. demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit military bases.
It also said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was unlikely to agree anyway, Reuters reports.
Via OAN (Reuters)
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, last week pressed the IAEA to seek access to Iranian military bases to ensure that they were not concealing activities banned by the 2015 nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major powers.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called the nuclear pact — negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama — “the worst deal ever”. In April, he ordered a review of whether a suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was in the U.S. interest.
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht responded at a weekly news conference broadcast on state television on Tuesday.
“Iran’s military sites are off limits,” he said. “All information about these sites are classified. Iran will never allow such visits. Don’t pay attention to such remarks that are only a dream.”
Read the full report here.
The world continues to suffer because of Obama’s secret dealings with helping Iran bulk up their military and nuclear capabilities.
As TGP previously reported, new details have emerged from the fraught nuclear deal with Iran. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Obama administration hid key intelligence on Iran flying militants to Syria to push the nuclear deal.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Iran caught transporting soldiers to Syria on commercial carrier, Iran Air, in violation of nuclear deal pic.twitter.com/TJZ12k2Vq9
— Joshua Dov Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 23, 2017
Former President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal is the deal that keeps on giving. Giving to terror-sponsoring Iran, that is. New photos obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show Iran is transporting soldiers to Syria on American-made planes in violation of the nuclear agreement.