Israel resorts to bluffing amid ongoing talks
TEHRAN – Over the last few weeks, Israeli media outlets have magnified some deaths in Iran in such a way that suggests Israel’s long arm inside Iran.
After the assassination of Sayyad Khodaei, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps colonel who was assassinated in a drive-by shooting in front of his home in Tehran, Israeli and Western media launched a concerted media campaign to portray almost every death of civilian and military officials as suspicious, thereby insinuating that Israel was behind such deaths.
This campaign used Iran blaming the assassination of Colonel Khodaei on Israel as proof to attribute every death to Israel. To this end, the death of ordinary engineers in faraway cities was portrayed as a special operation by Israel. A case in point was the death of an engineer in Yazd who Western media said died of food poisoning. But Iran said he was an ordinary citizen whose death wasn’t the result of an Israeli operation.
The slanted coverage of deaths in Iran was also…