State Dept. Admits 2013 Iran Briefing Footage Was Intentionally Deleted

UNITED STATES, Washington : State Department Spokesman John Kirby speaks during the daily briefing at the State Department on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Even as world powers work to implement the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea's apparent detonation of a new bomb marks a stark setback for global anti-proliferation efforts. Kirby's message to Pyongyang was clear -- "we have consistently made clear that we will not accept it as a nuclear state" -- but not new. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN
The State Department has been insisting for months that footage of a 2013 press briefing on the Iran nuclear deal was wiped out by a “technical glitch.” On Wednesday, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby admitted the glitch excuse was untrue, and the footage was deliberately deleted, but the State Dept. allegedly doesn’t know who did it or why.