Top Iranian reporter apologizes ‘for lying’ and quits government TV after plane crash

An anchor for Iran’s state-run TV resigned today because of “lies” surrounding Iranian airstrikes that downed a Boeing 737-800 passenger plane above Tehran last week.

“Iran State TV’s anchor resigns saying, ‘It was very hard for me to believe the killing of my countrymen. I apologize for lying to you on TV for 13 years,'” it was reported.

Journalists in Iran have struggled to report factually on the events surrounding the recent airstrikes due to the government’s strong grasp on media outlets. President Trump demanded the Iranians “turn your internet back on” yesterday after the Iranian government moved to shut off communications to the outside
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