Iranian Clergies: Lies and Consequences

Are Iranian Clergies Spreading Lies and Fake News?

A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving someone.

A big lie is one which attempts to trick the victim into believing something major which will likely be contradicted by some information the victim already possesses, or by their common sense. When the lie is of sufficient magnitude it may succeed, due to the victim’s reluctance to believe that an untruth on such a grand scale would indeed be concocted

A big lie is a propaganda technique and logical trick (fallacy) the expression was coined by Adolf Hitler when he dictated his 1925 book “Mein Kampf,” about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously” Hitler believed.

Now Iranian clergies get in a lot of trouble by making false claims and fake news. President Donald Trump on Monday, July 22, 2019, said Iran is lying about having arrested 17 Iranian nationals recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites.

“That’s totally a false story. That’s another lie,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“Frankly it’s getting harder for me to want to make a deal with Iran,” Trump said, citing the country’s increasingly hostile rhetoric and combative behavior. “Right now, they’re a very mixed upcountry,” Trump said. “Their country’s in turmoil.”

More Fake News

According to the report by NCRI:

“The clerical regime’s rage from the 5-day gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Ashraf 3 in Albania and its worldwide acceptance and the major demonstrations by Iranians in various capitals of the world is measureless.”

The Revolutionary Guards announced in a completely fake news report on July 23 that Pierre Cochard, “a French diplomat resident in Israel,” announced in a series oIraf tweets the trip of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi to Israel “aimed at meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of the Mossad spy agency.” The IRGC news agency added: “The trip, carried out with the help of Giuliani and in coordination with Israel’s ambassador to Albania Boaz Rodkin has a direct tie with the cooperation of the MEK and the Israeli intelligence agency (Mossad).”

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Pierre Cochard tweets.

Earlier on July 17, 2019, an individual who introduced himself on his Twitter account as the French consul general in Jerusalem wrote details of this imaginary journey in five tweets. But with the introduction of his first tweet, he exposed himself as serving the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). He wrote that “I received the news from a former colleague who I worked with him in Tehran.”

But this time, the false news of the clerical regime and its IRGC and intelligence were so scandalous and nonsense that in a matter of hours Twitter shut down the Pierre Cochard account. It seems that the clerical regime’s IRGC and MOIS have been investing in this Twitter account since 2013.

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an official statement of “the French consulate in Jerusalem” entitled “The fake Twitter account on behalf of the French Consulate in Jerusalem” and stated: “The Consul General of France in Jerusalem, Mr. Pierre Cochard, has been subjected to identity theft on the social network Twitter.”

“Mr. Pierre Cochard only communicates on Twitter, as well as other social networks, through the official accounts of the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem.”

The Palestine Quds site quoted the Hebrew channel, Kan Rashet, as saying that the account posting “the news of the visit of Iran’s opposition leader Maryam Rajavi to Israel was fake. It turned out that this account has nothing to do with French official. After the investigation, it has been determined that this account is related to Iran’s intelligence and aims to promote false news in the Iranian regime’s psychological warfare against the opposition … after recent developments in the Strait of Hormuz.”

The lies of the Revolutionary Guards’ news agency about an illusionary journey by Mrs. Rajavi show the regime’s desperation and its severe need for the fake intelligence and fake news against the Iranian Resistance.

The Security and Counter-Terrorism Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran emphasizes again the need to evict the mullahs’ regime from social networks and internet facilities. “The cyber machine of the IRGC and the clerical intelligence use this facility only to disseminate misleading information, propagating lies, demonizing the opposition and paving the way for terrorist acts.”

Hassan Mahmoudi

Hassan Mahmoudi is a human rights advocate and Social Media journalist seeking democracy for Iran and peace for the region.