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If there's one thing we do know about the Iranian regime it's that it has been brutalising women and murdering gay people for nearly 40 years.
According to the BBC, however, this isn't something we 'know' at all. It's only something people 'claim'.
Here, for example, is the BBC News website today:
Mr Tugendhat said it was "hardly a knee jerk reaction" to condemn the regime, which he claimed had been brutalising women and murdering gay people for 40 years.
And here's BBC political correspondent Leila Nathoo on Today (at 7:02 this morning):
The Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the cross-party Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, said it was "hardly a knee-jerk reaction" to condemn a regime which he claimed had been brutalising women and murdering gay people for 40 years.
(The emphasis on 'he' in that last quote was Leila's own).