NYT Anti-Iran Venom
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The self-styled newspaper of record is an extension of US imperial rage against nations it doesn’t control — masquerading as a legitimate news operation.
The same goes for other establishment media, abandoning what journalism the way it should be is all about, featuring official narrative propaganda instead, notably on geopolitical issues.
The Times falsely accused Iranian President Rouhani of leaving Trump “hanging” by not meeting or speaking with him on the sidelines of the UN’s 74th annual session, attended by both individuals.
The Times: “The telephone line had been secretly set up…Trump waited on the other end. All (Iranian) President Hassan Rouhani had to do was…walk into a secure room where Mr. Trump’s voice would be piped in via speaker.”
It’s unclear if the above scenario is accurate as stated above. The Times claimed French President Macron arranged an alleged call.
The Times: “Rouhani refused even to come out of his room. Mr. Macron left empty-handed and Mr. Trump was left hanging.”
What’s missing from the Times’ report.
On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said Trump, not Rouhani, wasted a chance for both leader to meet on the sidelines at the UN by failing to observe his international obligations, adding:
No meeting between both individuals was arranged. Rouhani would never agree to a “theatrical meeting with a president who has not observed his obligations.”
The Trump regime unlawfully abandoned the JCPOA nuclear deal, unanimously approved by Security Council members, including the US, making it binding international law.
Britain, France, Germany, and the EU breached their JCPOA obligations by failing to observe them, going along with unlawful Trump regime actions — clear evidence the West can’t be trusted, breaching international agreements at the discretion of its member states, Europe nearly always following hostile US actions.
President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif clearly explained that meeting with Trump and/or other senior regime officials depends on the US rejoining the JCPOA it illegally abandoned and rescinding illegal sanctions imposed on Iran.
They want no part of a photo-op meeting accomplishing nothing.
They’re mindful of unscrupulous Trump regime dealings with North Korea, making unacceptable demands in return for empty promises.
They know how the US maligns and mistreats all nations it doesn’t control, the hostile sting Iran endured since its 1979 revolution, freeing the country from US-imposed tyranny.
Unless the Trump regime observes its international obligations, ending its war on Iran by other means as a show of good faith, Rouhani meeting with DJT would be a fruitless exercise in futility, an insult to Iranian sovereign rights.
Instead of explaining all of the above, the Times ignored it, shamefully blaming Rouhani who did the right thing, failing to blame the Trump regime for waging economic terrorism in Iran.
The Times also failed to verify that Macron allegedly arranged a Rouhani/Trump phone conversation in New York by not identifying individuals it claimed set it up.
During his UN General Assembly address, Trump directed his harshest venom at nonbelligerent Iran.
He lied accusing Tehran of using its “wealth…in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.” Polar opposite is true.
He turned truth on its head, claiming he withdrew from the JCPOA, an illegal act, to “stop Iran’s path to nuclear weapons” — a bald-faced Big Lie.
Citing no evidence because none exists, he falsely blamed Iran for “attack(ing) Saudi Arabian oil facilities” — what Yemeni Houthis explained they carried out, their capabilities demonstrated earlier by striking strategic kingdom targets numerous times.
Time and again in remarks about Iran, Trump reinvents reality. Above all, his unlawful actions against the nation show where his regime stands.
As long as they continue unrelenting, diplomacy between both countries will accomplish nothing.
What’s most important for the Times to explain, it ignores, blaming Iran and other nations on the US target list for regime change for high crimes committed against them by Washington.
As for Macron, the former Rothschild banker is widely despised at home for waging economic war on French workers.
He’s allied with US aggression in Syria and Yemen. Iranian military advisors are involved in aiding Damascus combat ISIS and other terrorists the Trump regime and EU support.
Macron is a deplorable figure never to be trusted. Breaching the JCPOA showed where he really stands on Iran, falsely blaming its leadership for his own wrongdoing.
As for the Times, it consistently sides with US naked aggression over world peace, equity and justice — notions the broadsheet abhors.
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