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.
Jeremy Corbyn is asked four times if he regrets working for Press TV – Iran's state funded broadcaster. pic.twitter.com/732Z2GlTtX
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