Clip #
6952

Iranian Broadcasting Chief Abdolali Ali Askari on U.S. Arrest of Press TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi: She Was Arrested and Harassed Because of Her Islamic and Revolutionary Beliefs

January 16, 2019

Iranian Broadcasting Chief Abdolali Ali Askari on U.S. Arrest of Press TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi: She Was Arrested and Harassed Because of Her Islamic and Revolutionary Beliefs

Duration:
02:21
Source:
IRINN TV (Iran)
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On January 16, 2019, IRINN TV (Iran) aired a brief interview with Abdolali Ali Askari, the Director-General of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), about the arrest of Press TV (Iran) anchor Marzieh Hashemi during her visit to the United States. Referring to Hashemi as a "prominent, famous, and revolutionary" host, Askari condemned the arrest, which he said was illegal, and he claimed that the American authorities had harassed her and forcibly removed her hijab. He said: "We think that ...

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