CNN must be sued for distorting Rouhani remarks: MP

CNN must be sued for distorting Rouhani remarks: MP
Sat Sep 28, 2013 17:14:13

A senior Iranian lawmaker has called for legal action against CNN for broadcasting a falsified translation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks in a recent interview with the US news network.

“CCN must be banned following the distortion of the statements by the president of our country and it is appropriate to take required legal actions in this respect,” said Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Saturday.

On Tuesday, September 24, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour conducted an interview with President Rouhani on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The news network broadcast a mistranslation of President Rouhani’s remarks about his position on the Holocaust.

Responding to a question regarding the Holocaust, President Rouhani said, “I’ve said before that I am not a historian and the historians should elaborate on and explain the dimensions of historical events.” However, CNN wrongly inserted the word “Holocaust” in the translation it rendered.

The American news network has refused to offer an apology over the falsification.

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