US State Dept edited press briefing video of Iran talks

Spokesman John Kirby asked department lawyers to investigate after Fox News correspondent James Rosen noticed that video of a question he posed in December 2013 was not in the public archiveThe US State Department edited footage of a press briefing to remove a response to a question about secret back-channel talks with Iran, its spokesman admitted Wednesday. Spokesman John Kirby asked department lawyers to investigate after Fox News correspondent James Rosen noticed that video of a question he posed in December 2013 was not in the public archive. “We believe that deliberately removing a portion of the video was not, and is not, in keeping with the State Department committment to transparency and public accountability,” he said.

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