Iranian Spy Service Threatening, Blackmailing Global Media Outlets

Iranian journalists follow the results of the Presidential election at the Interior Ministry’s press room in the capital Tehran on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Beacon: Iran’s clandestine spy network has been threatening and blackmailing scores of journalists, even going so far as to detain and threaten the family members of these reporters, in order to ensure positive coverage in global media outlets, according to a new report that estimates at least 50 international journalists have been threatened in just the past year.

Iran uses its network of spies and its hardline judiciary to threaten journalists with punishment and in many cases detain family members in order to use them as leverage against Western reporters, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, a watchdog group that advocates for freedom of the press.

The effort is just one part of how Iran blackmails, threatens, and manipulates journalists and dissident voices in order to suppress coverage of its human rights abuses and other illicit activities, such as an ongoing massive military buildup aimed at confronting Western nations such as the United States. more …

Opinion: Did I mention that when King Saul, Israel’s first king was instructed kill all the Amalekites, men, women, children and animals (1 Samuel 15:1-3) he disobeyed and kept Agag king of Amalek alive?

Or did I mention that the next time we see a descendant of Amalek, illegitimate grandson of Esau, was when he turned up in 400 BC Persia, modern day Iran, in one called Haman (Esther 3:1-3)?

If not I should mention that God has sworn to have war with that enemy of the Jew from generation to generation (Exodus 17:16).

So nothing that is happening should be a surprise.