Iran-owned broadcaster Press TV is running a bizarre story this morning about the Villaggio fire, citing “opposition” sources that blame Qatar’s ruling family for the blaze.
The only source cited is “the opposition,” without any direct quotes. It says:
The opposition said on Wednesday that a dispute within the ruling royal family was the reason behind the fire at the Villaggio mall on May 28.
Press TV has had questionable standards of journalism when reporting on Qatar, previously reporting a fake coup attempt here, even after that news was discredited. With such a serious and seemingly baseless accusation, they appear to have set the bar even lower.