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News number: 8808010833

15:57 | 2009-10-23

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New German Book to Uncover Western Propaganda about Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new book, written by German journalist Ruediger Elsaesser, is to expose western propaganda lies about Iran.



Titled 'Iran- Facts Against Western Propaganda', the 105-page book is to be unveiled by Elsaesser in Berlin on Tuesday, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

The latest literary work by Elsaesser is to take an in-depth look at western anti-Iranian propaganda over the past years, specifically aspects of wrong translations of speeches made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which had been attributed to him in the media.

Earlier this month, a leading German media watchdog criticized false news reports on Iran, according to the website of the Berlin-based daily junge welt.

The chairwoman of Arbeiterfotografie, Anneliese Fikentscher lambasted efforts by the German media "to make a bogeyman out of Iran" by providing false news reports.

She pointed specifically to false translations of speeches made by Ahmadinejad.

Fikentscher added that German mainstream media, among them German press agency dpa and German public television network ZDF, had acknowledged the distortion of Ahmadinejad's quotes about Israel.

Fikentscher also lashed out at German media for suggesting Tehran was building nuclear weapons when in fact it had not been proven.

The German Zionist lobby has fiercely attacked Arbeiterfotografie for uncovering false media reports about Iran.

Meanwhile, the Munich-based daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in a commentary on Monday had also slammed western media outlets for their hype over Iran's nuclear program.

The paper stressed that the "media hype" would only complicate international efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear impasse.

It referred to recent statements made by former UN Iraq weapons inspector Scott Ritter who warned of a "politically-motivated hype" over Tehran's nuclear program.

The German newspaper pointed out that Israel's propaganda machinery had repeatedly aid since the mid-1990s that Iran needed only one year to have the nuclear bomb.