Sunday, April 24, 2011

Iran Blacks Out Syria Coverage

 The Islamic Republic of Iran has a lot to worry about. Not only are international sanctions getting tightened even as oil prices go up, but its chief ally in the Middle East is under intense stress. The uprising in Syria has barely elicited a response from the White House but has turned heads in Teheran.

So much so, that there is reportedly now a media blackout of coverage regarding the protests.
Iran has used its mouthpieces to the rest of the world as forums to address Syria’s battles and promote Tehran’s positions.
State-run English-language Press TV offers straightforward coverage with comment sections that include a mix of both pro-Assad messages and calls for his regime to go. Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam television on Saturday quoted the foreign ministry spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, as rejecting Obama’s claim of Iranian aid to Assad in his time of crisis.
If Assad goes, Iran will be next on the chopping block. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen… Syria…. Iran?

Cross-posted on WorldThreats.

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