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Iranian Defector ➠ US Working ‘On Behalf’ Of Iran

Iranian Defector ➠ US Working 'On Behalf' Of Iran

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An Iranian journalist and top media aide to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defected while covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland and has accused the United States’ team of acting on Iran’s behalf in the negotiations.

Amir Hossein Motaghi defected late last week, saying he no longer saw any point in his profession in a country whose government told him what to write, the U.K.’s Telegraph reported.

Motaghi told the London-based Irane Farda, an Iranian opposition television station, that the American team is working to convince the other members of the U.N. Security Council nations and Germany – the P5+1 powers.

“The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the P5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he said.

He told the station that a number of people attending the talks on Iran’s side are reported to be journalists, but that “their main job is to make sure that all the news fed back to Iran goes through their channels.” More

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