Iran's Press TV Denies Plan To Interview Pompeo

- Jul 29, 2019-

TEHRAN -- Iran's Press TV has no plan to interview the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Peyman Jebelli, the CEO of Press TV, announced on Sunday.

"We have neither made a request to have an interview with US Secretary of State Pompeo, nor have any plan to arrange such interview," Jebelli said.

His remarks came after Ali Rabiei, the spokesman for the Iranian government, said earlier in the day that if Pompeo is willing to talk to Iranian reporters, he can have an interview with the Press TV correspondent and anchor, Marzieh Hashemi.

On Thursday, Pompeo said he was willing to go to Iran for talks with Iranian correspondents amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Hashemi, a 59 American-born Muslim who has been living in Iran for years, was detained by the FBI at the international airport in St. Louis, Missouri, on Jan 13 while making a family visit.

A federal US court order confirmed that she was arrested on a "material witness" warrant and was not accused of any crime.