More Translation Folloies

More unconvincing walkback in my NYT:

“Unfortunately, Der Spiegel was not accurate,” Mr. Dabbagh said Sunday by telephone. “I have the recording of the voice of Mr. Maliki. We even listened to the translation.”

Now a previous NYT story re-did the translation and said it was fine, which you might think the paper would mention here. Meanwhile, how did Dabbagh listen to the translation? That doesn't make any sense.