The Islamic Republic of Iran is “almost certainly” interfering in Scottish politics in order to enhance separatism and hurt the British Union, in accordance to a brand new report.
The Henry Jackson Society alleges that the Islamist regime in Tehran needs to lend help to the left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) in the upcoming elections for the Scottish Parliament — roughly equal to a state legislature in the United States — in order to “attack the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom” and undermine what it sees as a geopolitical rival.
“Iran has shown itself to be a country which engages in Russian-style disinformation campaigns, repeatedly establishing fake websites and internet accounts in an effort to disrupt the political systems of liberal democracies,” The Times quotes the report as saying.
“Judged within this context, Iran is almost certainly looking to disrupt our current elections, most likely those under way for the Scottish [Parliament],” it added.
Facebook shuts down Iran-linked pages attacking Brexit and Israel whereas supporting Jeremy Corbyn and Scottish separatism.
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“Tehran has put considerable effort into developing its political relationships with Scottish political elites who advocate independence,” the report urged, alleging that “Several Scottish nationalists have embraced this approach, even visiting [the Islamic republic] in search of a future working relationship, and developing ties with representatives of the Iranian state at home.”
The SNP countered, if considerably obliquely, that it “will always work to counter the spread of disinformation”, earlier than shifting focus to a report on Russia and what it known as the “slow nature” of the British authorities’s response to it a remark quoted by the Telegraph.
Breitbart London has beforehand reported how Facebook shut down numerous “inauthentic” pages on Facebook linked to Iran which sought to enhance hard-left former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn and the SNP whereas undermining Brexit — maybe as a result of the EU was been such a dogged supported of the Iran nuclear deal.
Reports of Iranian interference in British politics to help left-wing political events and the European Union have elicited far much less curiosity than from the mainstream media than largely baseless claims that Vladimir Putin one way or the other engineered Brexit, nevertheless.
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