Biden Waives Sanctions on Iran's Chief Propaganda Arm

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2023
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The Biden administration waived sanctions on Iran's state-run news arm, even as the hardline regime uses the outlet to distort and underreport its murder of dissidents and fuel sham trials against protesters.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken waived sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) channel, the regime’s chief propaganda outlet, on Feb. 15, according to a non-public notice transmitted to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The waiver allows the IRIB to conduct financial transactions as it disseminates propaganda and helps the hardline regime quash...

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