Channel 4's report on today's speech:


The Lede talks with Lindsey Hilsum of Channel four:

 Ms. Hilsum explained that one part of the speech that has struck some Western listeners as curious, his harsh attack on the United Kingdom rather than the United States, is, in part, explained by how very influential the BBC’s Persian language television and radio broadcasts are in Iran. Three decades ago that same station was central to broadcasting the Ayatollah Khomeini’s massages into Iran from abroad. The BBC’s influence, combined with the British part in Iran’s history, Ms. Hilsum said, makes it “the only country in the world where people believe America is Britain’s poodle.”

The BBC is using extra satellites to beam their coverage into Iran and foil the jammers. It's one of their finest hours, if you pardon the expression.

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