In a story posted by NBC News describing an interview that Ann Curry
conducted with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this
week, the network omitted Zarif’s vitriolically vehement rant that the
Netanyahu regime in Israel should “be annihilated,” and that “this
regime is a threat, is a threat. A regime that engages in the killing of
innocent children, a regime that engages in acts of aggression.”
One could only find the section about annihilating Israel if they read the transcript of the entire interview. It wasn’t important enough to include in the story of the interview posted by nbcnews.com on a different page.
Witness this section pulled from the full transcript of the Ann Curry /Mohammad Javad Zarif interview:
Curry: So how does Iran want to annihilate the regime of Israel, since
you’re making the difference? [Between Jews in Iran and Jews in Israel]
Zarif: We don’t want to annihilate. We don’t want to–
Curry: Well, the Supreme Leader–
Zarif: –annihilate anybody.
Curry: –tweeted that–
Zarif: We have– the– well, what he says–
Curry: –it should be annihilated.
Zarif: It– it should be annihilated. That this regime is a threat, is
a threat. A regime that engages in the killing of innocent children, a
regime that engages in acts of aggression. Iran has not invaded any
other country. We have not threatened to use force. Just exactly the
opposite of Israel. Israel threatens to use force against Iran almost on
a daily basis. And it has a record. Of course if they did use force
against Iran, we would– defend ourselves, as we have done with– great
sacrifice in the past. But we are not invading, we are not threatening
anybody. We have not threatened anybody for 250 years. We have a record
to prove of what we say. He doesn’t. He has a record full of
infanticide, full of killing of innocent people, full of aggression
against his neighbor, full of occupation. That does not give him the
authority to talk about others in the way he does.
This is the Iranian regime that President Obama wants to “make peace”
with. NBC News seems to be attempting to aid the Administration in
covering up Iran’s intentions.
In the article about the interview entitled “Iran Foreign Minister: We
Believe We Are ‘Very Close’ to Nuke Deal, ” NBC tries to make Zarif
sound like the aggrieved peacemaker:
Iran has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, and the sooner the
world recognizes that, the sooner there will be a deal aimed at curbing
its nuclear capabilities in exchange for the lifting of crippling
economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News.
“Iran is not about building nuclear weapons,” Zarif said in an
exclusive interview with Ann Curry Wednesday. “We don’t want to build
nuclear weapons, we don’t believe nuclear weapons bring security to
anybody, certainly not to us.”
The only mention of Israel or Netanyahu in the article accuses
Netanyahu of “fanning” “hysteria” against the seemingly-peaceful state
sponsor of terrorism.
Good job protecting the President NBC