18 Jul 2024
Tuesday 4 September 2012 - 14:13
Story Code : 5176

Iran acknowledges translation error in Mursi speech: Mehr

Iran acknowledges translation error in Mursi speech: Mehr
By Bloomberg Businessweek

Iranacknowledged there was a translation error in Egyptian President Mohamed Mursis speech at the opening of the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran last week, the state-run Mehr news agency said

The shortcoming was only in one case of translating the word Syria into Bahrain by one of the television channels, Mehr reported, citing Ezzatollah Zarghami, the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. A technical mistake occurred during Channel Ones live broadcast and a translator made the mistake by saying Bahrain instead of Syria.

Several Iranian state-owned channels including the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network and Channel One translated Mursis live speech into Farsi.

Mursi, in the first visit to Iran by an Egyptian head of state since the 1979Islamic Revolution, said in his speech that the revolution in Egypt was the cornerstone for the Arab Spring, and it was followed by Libya and Yemen and then in Syria against its oppressive government, according to the Bahrain Ministry ofForeign Affairs.?

Bahrain on Sept. 2 asked Iran to apologize for the translation error. Egypts Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying he hadnt named Bahrain, Mehr said.


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