Articles from news agencies around the world confirm that Iran would stop at nothing in order to promote its agendas during the non-aligned movement conference taking place in Iran.
Mounting reports from news agencies around the world have stated that the Iranian regime are actively altering the translation of speakers in the summit so that the speakers appear to support the Iranian regime’s agenda.
Most notably, the Iranian regime have alterd the translations of speeches delivered by the Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and the UN general Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. Morsi, who delivered a strong speech in favour of the rebels in syria and against the Syrian regime, was portrayed as if expressing support for the Syrian regime. Similarly, Ki-Moon who had expressed serious concern about Iran’s nuclear program, was portrayed as if commending the Iranian regime’s cooperation with the UN’s International Atomic Agency.
The Egyptian president’s support of rebels in Syria comes in direct contradiction to one of the main targets of the Iranian regime during the conference- showing the rest of the world that Iran is not as isolated as the West claims it to be. By condemning Syria, a close ally of Iran, the Egyptian president has shown that there are some countries in the conference who do not support Iran. Therefore, purposefully altering Morsi’s speech serves the purpose of conveying unity and support for Iran.
The purpose of altering Ki-Moon’s speech is obvious; the Iranian’s, who are subject to UN led sanctions hoped to show that even the UN’s strongest person is in favor of Iran. By portraying Ki-Moon as an Iranian supporter, the Iranian regime is trying to show that most of the international community (which Ki-Moon represents) is in favor of the Iranian nuclear aspirations.
It is of the utmost important that more world leaders attending the NAM conference in Tehran will speak up against Iran. This is not only important for condemning Iran’s nuclear aspirations, but also for condemning its preposterous civil rights record and for stopping it from attaining her agendas.