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BBC should acknowledge that Iran Regime is not legitimate

By INU Staff

INU- In a previous episode of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, a professor of American studies in Tehran called in to rant about Donald Trump’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran and the presenters did not challenge their assumptions that America and Israel caused all of the Middle East. This is yet more evidence that the BBC is locked into its narrative that the Iranian Regime is legitimate and that Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal was wholly wrong.

Of course, this view is incorrect. There is a great deal of evidence, from the Iranian Resistance, the US, and Israel, that Iran has been cheating on the deal, which gave the Regime sanctions relief in exchange for a supposed halt to its development of nuclear weapons.

That money went straight to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fund terrorism and extremism across the Middle East, from supporting Assad in Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon, to the Houthis in Yemen. Indeed, President Hassan Rouhani, who has long been described by the BBC as a “moderate” and a “reformer” despite being neither, has even boasted of a 145% increase in defence spending, since the deal was signed.

After 40 years of appeasement and two years of a highly flawed nuclear deal, the US is finally ready to stand up to the mullahs and back the Iranian protesters who are calling for regime change.

In December, the Iranian people widely protested that the Regime has stolen the money from them to fund their malign foreign adventures, which has led to rising inflation and economic crisis in Iran. These demonstrations have since resumed with renewed vigour, with more and more people openly calling for an end to the Regime.

Christopher Booker wrote in the Telegraph: “What lends this even greater force, as we gather from recent statements by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, is that Washington is now ready to support these calls for regime change, as the chief key to restoring stability to the whole region.”

These protests are coordinated by the People’s Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI/MEK), a resistance group that campaigns for Iran to become a secular democracy, which even the Regime is forced to admit.

That’s why the Regime plotted a terrorist attack against the MEK at their Free Iran gathering in Paris on June 30, which led to the arrest of four terrorists, including Iranian diplomat to Vienna Assadollah Assadi, by European authorities.

Again, this received little coverage on the BBC, which leads some to believe that the BBC is not as impartial as one might hope.

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