On February 20, 2019, Ofogh TV (Iran) aired a discussion with the founders of the New Horizon conference, which the U.S. Treasury added to the list of sanctioned organizations on February 13. Nader Talebzadeh, the secretary-general of New Horizon, said that the "Zionists inside America" are the enemies who planned these sanctions. He said that U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin's real name is Menachem, and that Mnuchin is a "serious Zionist" with two passports who "monitors everything." On February 21, Channel 2 TV (Iran) aired a similar discussion. Talebzadeh said that the main enemies are the neocons, who are "American-Israelis inside the U.S.," and that the New Horizon conference is not antisemitic because it typically hosts Jews such as Norman Finkelstein and Miko Peled. Talebzadeh said that the neocons are called "Israel Firsters" because Israel is most important to them. In addition, Ahmad Montezami, the executive secretary of New Horizon, claimed that a Jewish community in a country that he could not disclose requested asylum in Iran, and added that if Zionism collapses, humanity will be free. For more about Nader Talebzadeh, See MEMRI TV Clips No. 127, No. 881, No. 945, No. 1735.
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Host: "Mr. [Nader] Talebzadeh, you were accused of trying to recruit the people invited to the conference. Mr. Talebzadeh, you were accused of trying to recruit the people invited to the conference. What's your reaction?"
Nader Talebzadeh: "I'm laughing. Who am I to recruit anyone?
"Our main enemies in this affair are the neocons – the American-Israelis in the U.S.
"How is our conference antisemitic? Every time, there are three or four Jewish guests, and we are very happy about this, because they are prominent and important people. They are free people. [Norman] Finkelstein, for example... Miko Peled attended the last conference.
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