After CNN falsified the Iranian president's statements about the Holocaust in an interview aired on Tuesday, now senior Tehran officials are mulling strict legal action against the American news network.
"After distorting the statements of our country's president, now CNN must be banned and proper legal action needs to be taken in this regard," Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi stressed on Saturday.
"This action by the CNN meant betrayal of trust and it can be pursued and protested at," Boroujerdi added.
On Tuesday, September 24, CNN's Christiane Amanpour conducted an interview with President Rouhani on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York which was full of not just mistranslations, but fabrication and falsification of the president's remarks about the Holocaust.
While the Iranian president did not recognize the Holocaust, the CNN aired a translation which contained several words and sentences which were not uttered by the Iranian President. For a full detail of discrepancies, mistranslations and fabrications click here, here and here.
After FNA protested at the CNN's move, the American network stood by the translation and its report.
Later several reputable world media, including the Wall Street Journal, approved of FNA's claims and criticized CNN.
FNA asked CNN to correct the translation, air it again and extend an apology, but the American network has refused to do so.