Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel , said Wednesday that Eric Schmitt-Matzen's account remains unverified. The newspaper published the original story Sunday. "The News Sentinel cannot establish that Schmitt-Matzens account is inaccurate, but more importantly, ongoing reporting cannot establish that it is accurate," stated McElroy and original writer Sam Venable. Schmitt-Matzen said he was contacted by a nurse at a hospital about a boy who was near death, per Venable's story. He said he arrived, met with the boy's family and then briefly spoke to the boy alone, giving him a present and telling the boy he was Santa's No. 1 elf. He said the boy gave him a hug and died in his arms. The story went viral online, and Schmitt-Matzen has retold it on CNN and other national news outlets. The News Sentinel said they discovered the story through a "known source" and reached out to Schmitt-Matzen, who stands by his account. Additional investigation by the newspaper has failed to find someone to back up the details he provided.
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The News Sentinel cannot establish that Schmitt-Matzens account is inaccurate, but more importantly, ongoing reporting cannot establish that it is accurate, McElroy and Venable wrote. Therefore, because the story does not meet the newspapers standards of verification, we are no longer standing by the veracity of Schmitt-Matzens account. CNN called all the major hospitals in the Knoxville area that treat children and none could confirm his account. The coroners office was unable to provide information without a name. A search of obituaries in Tennessee newspapers from the beginning of 2016 for 5-year-old boys did not yield conclusive proof confirming or refuting the account. Too good to be true? Schmitt-Matzen did not respond to multiple calls seeking comment. When reached by phone this afternoon, a man claiming to be his spokesman told CNN he was working on a response. Schmitt-Matzen told the Washington Post he stands by his account. He would not name the nurse or boy. If some people want to call me a liar I can handle that better than I can handle a child in my arms dying, he said. Its sticks and stones. In an email to CNNMoney, Venable said the newspapers statement speaks for itself. The announcement by the News Sentinel forced the dozens of news outlets that picked up the story to address the change.
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For Saudi Arabia and other regional Sunni powers, increased Iranian power would come at cost to their own political, military and trading interests. But whether Iran can maintain such a large sphere of influence is uncertain, Khashan said. IRANIAN COMMANDERS From as early as 2012 Iran began arming, training and paying thousands of Afghan and Pakistani fighters, as well as Hezbollah militants from Lebanon, to fight on behalf of Assad, according to diplomats and analysts. Overseen by seasoned Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders, some of whom have combat experience dating back to the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, these fighters were able to hinder many Syrian opposition advances. Among those commanders is Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force - the arm responsible for operations outside Iran - who has been repeatedly photographed at frontline positions in Iraq and Syria in recent years. The presence of Soleimani, as well as other senior Guard commanders, on the ground was completely different to the approach of countries like Saudi Arabia who only sent money and military equipment to the opposition, diplomats and analysts said. "The Saudis have kit. They don't really have expertise. They provided kit. They provided money. That's what they thought would be enough and it wasn't," said a Western diplomat in the Middle East who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak publicly.
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