Pompeo say US to broadcast in Farsi across several platforms

He added that this is “so that ordinary Iranians inside Iran and around the globe will know that America stands with them”. (AFP)

The US is stepping up its efforts to broadcast in Farsi across several platforms and channels, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a speech made to a largely Iranian American audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library outside Los Angeles on Sunday.

Pompeo said the US Broadcasting Board of Governors is aiming to end internet censorship in Iran by creating a round-the-clock Farsi channel across television, radio, digital and social media platforms.

He added that this is “so that ordinary Iranians inside Iran and around the globe will know that America stands with them”.

The US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is a US government organization that operates directed media, notably Voice of America, Al Hurra, and Radio Sawa.

Pompeo’s remarks come as the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran approaches. He did not mention when exactly this project will be launched.

Pompeo had launched a rhetorical assault on Iran’s leaders, comparing them to a “mafia” and promising unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government.

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