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26 Sep, 2018 11:57

BBC misquotes Trump with 'war will follow' Iran tweet, doesn't bother deleting it

BBC misquotes Trump with 'war will follow' Iran tweet, doesn't bother deleting it

The BBC was attacked after claiming US President Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly ‘war will follow’ in reference to Iran. One problem, Trump said ‘more will follow,’ and the BBC are yet to delete the erroneous tweet.

The tweet read: “Donald Trump tells UN General Assembly “war will follow” after his decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, who he accuses of “slaughter in Syria and Yemen.”


The corporation issued a correction, some 19 hours later, in which they used the hashtag “#honestmistake.” However their contrition didn't stretch far enough for them to delete the false tweet. Their inability to do so drew ire from many on social media.

Trump drew laughter from the assembly hall when he hailed his administration's unparalleled achievements since coming to office. The rest of the president’s speech addressed issues including peace on the Korean peninsula, the brewing trade war with China and tensions with Iran, where the BBC made their mistake.

UPDATE: Since the publication of this story the BBC has deleted the tweet in question. 

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