On the issue of medicine, BBC says U.S. sanctions are resulting in shortages in Iran.
Here’s what BBC won’t talk about.
The mullahs’ state-run outlets boast about the regime’s readiness to send medicine/medical equipment to Venezuela.
June 19: “Iran exports medicine to 30 countries”
Source: Iran’s own state media “Tehran Times”
So, Iran does have money & medicine. Corrupt officials, however, are seeking their own profits.
The chief of staff of Iran's president has said in a letter that one billion euros ($1.12 billion) in hard currency allocated for importing medicines and essential goods “has disappeared”.
My take on the fake news about medicine shortages in Iran & U.S. sanctions.
October 10, 2018
Iranian official says: “200 tons of medicine & medical supplies will be sent to [Iraq].”
Iran’s state-run ILNA news agency:
"Iran exports $25 million of medicine & equipment to Iraq each year and has the capacity of up to $200 million."
“… Shabnam Nematzadeh, the daughter of the former Mines and Industry Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh in Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet, was found to be hoarding a stock of medication worth 50 billion rials (approx. $500,000).”
BBC then claims U.S. sanctions are damaging Iran’s airliners & endangering the lives of ordinary Iranians.
Here’s what BBC won’t talk about:
“France has banned flights in and out of the country by Iran’s Mahan Air, accusing it of transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones.”
BBC goes on to complain about sanctions limiting ink and paper, saying newspapers are becoming thinner.
Of course, these state-run newspapers ARE publishing regime propaganda. But BBC won’t talk about that.
Also, BBC won’t talk about the regime’s corrupt practices either.
“… the reason for the industry-wide production stoppage is the massive supply of cheap imported paper and cardboard on the Iranian market, mostly from China, and the fact that the government no longer supports local producers.”
BBC then complains about shortages of meat in Iran & blames U.S. sanctions.
Here’s what BBC won’t tell you:
“…the basic needs of the people like meat and livestock that are being exported to other countries.”
“Products that were imported remained in warehouses… The state mafia, especially the members of the Chamber of Commerce of Tehran have sold these products to other countries under the label of exports.”
“The government-run smuggling of livestock to neighboring countries is just one of the reasons for the meat crisis in Iran. Just in last year, 2 million livestock have been smuggled through Iran’s borders.”
“It is clear no one can smuggle such number of livestock without government support. The terrorist Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is involved in systematic smuggling through its control on border crossings and harbors.”
BBC then complains about U.S. sanctions banning Iranian-made apps on App Store.
Here’s what BBC won’t talk about:
“… attempts of government-backed hackers to develop apps designed to feed information on users’ devices back to central servers.”
“Google removes Iranian-backed app over cyber-spying concerns”
“… the Regime has created close to 100 spyware apps, including Mobogram, Telegram Farsi, Hotgram, Wispi, and Telegram Talayi, that resemble popular apps and spy on the unwitting Iranians who download them by mistake.”
“… Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is accelerating its cyber warfare capabilities, including embedding spyware into apps used by millions of Iranians.”
BTW, “snapp”, Iran’s version of Uber, is reportedly owned by the IRGC & the app is used to spy on people. Of course, BBC, won’t mention that either.