GOP Reps, Iranian Dissidents Fiercely Protest Iranian Regime Using Clubhouse To Spread ‘Propaganda And Lies’

GOP members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) have fired off a letter to Paul Davison, the CEO of social media app Clubhouse, after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke on the app.

The letter stated, “The room served as a platform for Mr. Zarif to spread the regime’s propaganda to thousands of people … Iran’s official government news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Guidance, even posted the Clubhouse conversation on its official website on April 1st, in violation of Clubhouse rules, as part of promoting the Iranian regime’s narrative ahead of international talks on Iran’s nuclear program.”Zarif spoke on Clubhouse on March 31 to champion a deal between Iran and China. The event was titled, “Unsaid: The Memorandum Between Iran and China, In Conversation with the Foreign Ministry Spokesman.”

The RSC stated:

The room served as a platform for Mr. Zarif to spread the regime’s propaganda to thousands of people. Mr. Zarif is a senior official of Iran, which is the world’s leading State Sponsor of Terrorism, has slogans including “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and is responsible for gross abuses of human rights against its own people as well as the people of the Middle East region. Mr. Zarif, who holds a Clubhouse account, is also sanctioned by Executive Order 13876 for being part of the patronage network of the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamanei.

Iran’s official government news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Guidance, even posted the Clubhouse conversation on its official website on April 1st, in violation of Clubhouse rules, as part of promoting the Iranian regime’s narrative ahead of international talks on Iran’s nuclear program.Rep. Joe Wilson, (R-S.C.), chairman of the RSC National Security and Foreign Affairs Task Force told Fox News, “The Iranian regime never stopped chanting Death to America, and they mean it. This is a regime which has killed over 500 U.S. service members in Iraq through its support of terrorist militias and use of IEDs. Why in the world would Clubhouse allow the Foreign Minister of Iran’s terrorist regime, someone under U.S. sanctions, to have an account and host a talk spreading propaganda and lies to thousands of people? U.S. sanctions law must be updated to remove special protections for social media platforms to provide such services to terrorists.”

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