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U.N. reporter Ian Williams denies endorsing Syrian bid for Security Council seat

In response to our earlier post, Ian Williams, a U.N. reporter who has written for The Guardian and regularly appears on the Iranian regime’s Press TV propaganda channel, is now denying having supported the candidacy of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime for the U.N. Security Council:

Reading of the cited text show [sic] no evidence of advocacy whatsoever for the Al-Assad regime winning a seat.. it merely accurately predicts the failure of the US department’s attempts.

Really?  Well, let’s read his 2001 Washington Report article together.

Did Williams merely offer a prediction, with “no evidence of advocacy whatsoever for the Al-Assad regime”? Continue reading ‘U.N. reporter Ian Williams denies endorsing Syrian bid for Security Council seat’

The Guardian’s Ian Williams Lobbied for Bashar al-Assad’s Syria to Join UN Security Council

How is it that the Assad regime, led by father and son, was able to retain the international legitimacy needed to retain power over 42 years, despite perpetrating systematic brutality, such as the killing of an estimated 20,000 citizens of Hama in February 1982, and being listed as a leading state sponsor of terrorism?

A key factor was that the world body mandated to hold such criminal regimes to account — the United Nations — turned a blind eye to Syrian murder, massacre and terror. Continue reading ‘The Guardian’s Ian Williams Lobbied for Bashar al-Assad’s Syria to Join UN Security Council’