Corbyn repeatedly refuses to say he regrets Press TV appearances
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Corbyn repeatedly refuses to say he regrets Press TV appearances

Labour leader won't say whether he has remorse for accepting thousands of pounds from the banned Iranian state broadcaster

Jeremy Corbyn being interviewed by Lauren Booth on Press TV
Jeremy Corbyn being interviewed by Lauren Booth on Press TV

Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly refused to say whether he regretted taking thousands of pounds from Iranian propaganda channel Press TV this week.

The Labour leader was asked the same question four times by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow in an interview before Corbyn addressed the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, and four times he refused to say.

Corbyn instead said he appeared on the discredited TV channel only until concerns about its coverage of the Iranian opposition during an election.

Snow said Iran tortured one of Channel 4’s own journalists – Maziar Bahari – and that Press TV subsequently filmed Bahari “in the presence of his torturer” in the period when Corbyn was appearing on the platform.

Corbyn said: “I severed my connection because of the way they treated opposition parties in Iran.” Pushed on whether he regretted working for the channel, Corbyn only said he spoke about human rights and justice.

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