“In a plot twist worthy of fiction, we are now living in a situation in the United States with discomfiting parallels to our imprisonment in Iran, where we were condemned for practicing journalism and our ties to America.” Yes, the plot of your article is fiction, otherwise known as Fake News, or what used to be called BS. Trump has called partisan journalists who make up Fake News “enemies of the people”. He has no problem with unbiased journalists reporting the news, only with political propagandists printing lies in the media. From reading this biased, factually distorted article, I can see you belong to the latter group.
Shame on you for comparing the US President’s call for journalistic honesty to the Iranian Regime’s repression of the same.