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On Tuesday’s Hardball and reacting to Iran having launched missiles at an Iraqi military base housing U.S. soldiers, NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi likely bolstered his perch in the eyes of the Iranian regime, promoting one propaganda point after another to host Chris Matthews. This included the utterly false claim that “30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack.”
Arouzi boasted: “The IRGC was saying that, Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of this country, was in the control center coordinating these attacks. This is — this bit of — I’m not sure about, but Iran state media is claiming that 30 U.S. soldiers have been killed in this attack. Now, this is not confirmed. This is just coming from Iranian media.”