- Dec 29, 2019
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I got the following info on Chinese website:
The media Al Monitor reported the so-called "China's import of Iranian drones". Although the media claims to report "fair and objective Middle East news", it is actually a Persian-language media headquartered in Washington, USA. The earliest source of this news was reported by a media headquartered in London, England, called "Iran International Television" that has nothing to do with Iran.
The Middle East Monitor that also reported is also located in London, UK.
Does this smells fishy ?
The report definitely originates in local Iranian media, such as Mashregh News which I shared in the OP. Mashregh is known for its focus on military and security topics, where it tends to have better proficiency than the average Iranian outlet. This should be verifiable too, from the respective publication dates.
Al-Monitor for its part is an English-language publication.
s for Iran International, this is indeed a London-based, Saudi-funded network publishing propaganda around the clock against the Iranian government in Persian. It too mentioned the story, but only after the Iran-based Mashregh had broken it. In essence Iran International (we call it Saudi International) was citing Mashregh, so was Al-Monitor.
Mashregh will not quote foreign media let alone downright hostile ones on a topic like this (and that too without naming them).