Iran Broadcast Authority head:
'Iranians replaced Jews as G-d's Chosen People'

Abdolali Ali-Asgari, head of IRIB, Iran's Broadcasting Authority, says while Jews were once the 'Chosen people,' they were superseded.

Mordechai Sones ,

Iranian demonstrators burn Israeli flag
Iranian demonstrators burn Israeli flag
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Iran Broadcasting Authority (IRIB) head Abdolali Ali-Asgari, talking about superiority and great nations, said that while in ancient times G-d had given the Jewish People superiority, the Iranian people - the countrymen of the Prophet Muhammad's companion Salman the Persian - were chosen to "shoulder the heavy burden of truth and progress in the world" after the Jews "pursued worldly ornaments and behaved unjustly."

Ali-Asgari was speaking at an award-giving ceremony of the broadcasting authority in Tehran on March 12, 2019, and his address was broadcast on Iran's Channel 5, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).