Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West.

Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA).

He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any “sense” in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure the western media elites will label him an islamophobe, probably a homophobe as well.

  • mauser 98

    Iran , nukes, relax… Obama is in control

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Europeans have been meeting amongst themselves w/o the US for two days.