During their coverage of Iran this week, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed a woman named Masoumeh Ebtekar, who currently serves as Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs. Amanpour failed to make viewers aware of Ebtekar’s past.

Ebtekar participated in the Iran hostage crisis, and at one point even said she was willing to shoot the hostages.

Tyler O’Neil reports at PJ Media:

CNN Gives Friendly Interview to Iranian Woman Who Said She Would Kill U.S. Hostages in 1979

On Tuesday night, CNN aired an interview between its international anchor Christiane Amanpour and Masoumeh Ebtekar, currently Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs. Amanpour did not once mention Ebtekar’s connection to the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979, however. Ebtekar was one of the pro-Islamic Revolution students who seized the U.S. Embassy. She herself said she would personally shoot U.S. hostages in the head if American troops came to liberate the hostages.

In a brief segment cut from a 15-minute interview, Amanpour asked the Iranian leader whether the strike that killed Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani had brought Iranians together.

“I’m saying that the American government — the American president — made a serious miscalculation. They made a serious mistake by assassinating, by taking this terrorist action against Commander Soleimani,” Ebtekar said.

Amanpour shared the segment on Twitter:

Here is Ebtekar as a participant during the hostage crisis stating plainly that she would be willing to shoot and kill the people being held in the American embassy:

Doesn’t that seem like a rather important point for Amanpour to leave out of her report?

It has not gone unnoticed.

Featured image via NewsBusters video.


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