CNN Anchor Rubs Shoulders with Top Iran Official at WEF Summit

A CNN anchor has provoked widespread outrage after cozying up to a top Iranian regime official during the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos, Switzerland.

CNN host Fareed Zakaria interviewed Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday.

Amir-Abdollahian was invited to speak at the 2024 WEF event in the luxury Swiss ski resort.

According to Politico Global Playbook, Amir-Abdollahian’s scheduled appearance came just hours after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took the stage.

The appearance is what some see as a provocative move by Iran.

It also set up a clash with advocacy groups like United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI).

According to Iran International, the UANI slammed the WEF for inviting someone with purported links to sponsors of the brutal October 7 Hamas attacks in Israel.

UANI policy director Jason Brodsky tweeted:

“It looks like Iran’s regime’s foreign minister is now on the WEF program at Davos for 1/17/2024.

“The theme of WEF this year is ‘Rebuilding Trust.’

“You can’t make it up,” Brodsky continued.

“This is a man who defended Hamas terrorists as they raped women, baked babies in ovens, sliced women’s breasts off, mutilated genitalia, and murdered citizens on 10/7 in Israel from many of the countries gathered in Davos.

“Do the WEF partners (major firms around the world like Goldman Sachs) want their brands associated with platforming terrorists arming, funding, and enabling atrocities like this?

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“Did WEF invite Hamas leadership?

“Of course not. So why invite their sponsors?

“For yet another Fareed Zakaria interview with an Iranian official?

“For shame,” he added.

During the interview, Amir-Abdollahian defended Iran’s recent missile strikes into Iraq and Pakistan.

He insisted they were retaliation against “the elements and agents of Mossad,” pointing the finger at Israel for the strikes.

Amir-Abdollahian also refused to condemn the heinous Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas against Israel that killed over 1,200 Israelis.

When asked by Zakaria why Israel does not have a right to retaliate against terrorism, he responded:

“We don’t consider Hamas a terrorist group.

“Hamas is a Palestinian Liberation movement that has been formed against the Israeli occupation.”

Amir-Abdollahian said that “violating the deal,” specifically the nuclear deal, regardless of which administration is in power, has become “part of the DNA of the American foreign policy.”

One human rights activist called the move to invite Amir-Abdollahian “truly shameful.”

Iran backs the Hamas terrorists who conducted the horrific Oct. 7 attacks in Israel.

The regime also provides weaponry to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supports Hezbollah extremists in Lebanon and Syria, and arms Houthi rebels attacking shipping lanes critical to the global economy.

Nevertheless, the WEF gives the regime an honored place among them.


The move by Zakaria comes after CNN refused to air President Donald Trump’s live speech in its entirety following his historic victory in the Iowa caucuses on Monday.

As soon as Trump began to speak about the border crisis under Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration, CNN host Jake Tapper drowned out the 45th president’s speech.

“…. A relatively subdued speech as the things go so far,” Tapper said as he cut Trump off.

“Although, here he is, right now, under my voice.

“You can hear him repeating his anti-immigrant rhetoric.”

But while allowing Trump to speak the truth about the border crisis is considered unacceptable by the left-wing network, CNN apparently has no such qualms about one of their newscasters giving almost 40 minutes to chatting up the terrorist-sponsoring state of Iran.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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