On April 6, 2020, The Hill Times published an op-ed headlined, "Iraq deserves to be free from Iranian meddling," both online and on page six of that day's newspaper. Unfortunately, we have since learned that the op-ed was written as part of an international propaganda campaign, according to The Daily Beast, and that the purported author of the op-ed, Joseph Labba, was in fact a false persona created by this campaign to insert op-eds in more than 40 news outlets around the world, including The Hill Times. The Hill Times was alerted to this by one of our readers and we have since removed the column, the author, and have posted a note to our readers online in place of the op-ed. Publishing this op-ed was a breach of The Hill Times’ editorial standards. We strive to provide our readers with accurate information at all times. On behalf of The Hill Times, I want to apologize to our readers for this clear lack of due diligence to confirm the author's authenticity, which I take full responsibility for. The Hill Times has editorial practices in place to ensure this does not happen again. Kate Malloy is editor-in-chief of The Hill Times.