“For COVID-19, Iran has relied on foreign antisemitic conspiracies to add weight to misinformation about the origins of the virus”

Iran’s Regime Pushes Antisemitic Conspiracies about Coronavirus
by Seth Frantzman
March 8, 2020

Iran’s Press TV, which represents the regime’s English-language propaganda, has been pushing antisemitic conspiracies about the coronavirus to distract from the mullah regime’s mishandling of the pandemic…Over the last several days, Iran has pushed several reports claiming that “Zionists” were behind the coronavirus. Press TV also quoted the same website that was at the center of an antisemitic article from 2017 that claimed “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.” On March 5, Press TV claimed that “Zionist elements developed a deadlier strain of coronavirus against Iran.” READ MORE

ALGEMEINER Hezbollah Chief, Senior Members Reportedly Under Quarantine, May Have Coronavirus The leader of the Lebanese Shi’a terror organization Hezbollah may have been infected with the coronavirus and has been placed under quarantine, along with several other senior members of his group, according to media reports. Israel’s Channel 13, citing a report in Al Arabiya, reported on Wednesday that Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah had been quarantined for fear he had contracted the disease, apparently after it was spread to several of his close aides by an Iranian visitor.

BLOOMBERG Coronavirus Ravages Iran All the Way to the Top Four current and former Iranian officials have died so far from coronavirus: a member of the Expediency Council that advises 80-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; an aide and mentor to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif; a former ambassador to the Vatican; and a newly elected member of parliament. Iraj Harirchi, the deputy health minister in charge of the country’s coronavirus task force, has it himself, as does the head of Iran’s medical services.

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