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@BBC once again rushes to the support of #Iran’s mullahs by resorting to publishing cheap #FakeNews about U.S. sanctions that are crippling this regime.

“How sanctions affect Iran... in five objects”
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.
July 21:

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].”

Farsi link:
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."

Farsi link
Iran's regime is allowing Shabnam Nematzadeh, the daughter of a regime insider, run an import/export pharmaceutical company… all the while the mullahs lie about the U.S. sanctioning medicine & medical equipment…
“… 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).”
While 80% of Iranians are living in poverty (via Deutsche Welle Persian - (link: bit.ly/2GIioMm) bit.ly/2GIioMm), the regime ruling #Iran is increasing funding for the terrorist group Hamas.
But of course, BBC won’t mention that.
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:
“In short, Mahan Air is the pseudo name for ‘IRGC Air.’ This front carrier is a primary asset in the IRGC’s fueling of Iran’s belligerence across the region,” Heshmat Alavi, an Iranian political analyst and activist, said.
“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.
It is also worth noting that the Iranian people do not trust BBC.
They have dubbed @bbcpersian as #AyatollahBBC.
This thread sheds light.
@bbcpersian 26)
At the end of the day, it is obvious that BBC is just another #FakeNews outlets that cares more about providing a lifeline to the regime in #Iran than the interests of the Iranian people.

Yes, #FakeNews is the enemy of the people.
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