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IRAN PLANS TO BOMB HOLLYWOOD

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Iran is planning to bomb Hollywood over the Oscar-winning movie Argo because of its ‘unrealistic portrayal’ of the country.

Several news outlets, including the pro-reform Sharmin daily, said today that French advisors are in Iran for talks with officials over how to destroy Hollywood.

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The decision on the bombing reportedly came after a group of Iranian cultural officials and movie critics screened the film in a closed audience in a Tehran cinema.

Argo, which won the Best Picture Oscar this year, tells the story of the escape of six American hostages from the besieged U.S Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance met for a one-day conference called ‘The Plague of Hollywood’ on Monday night.

It said the ‘distortion of historical facts’ in films including 300 and Argo prompted them to meet and to arrange a nuclear attack on Hollywood.

Conference secretary  Shibani Liberani was quoted as saying: “One of the main aims of the meeting is to unify all cultural and military communities in Iran against Hollywood.”

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Last month Iranian officials dismissed Argo as pro-CIA, anti-Iran propaganda and state television called it an ‘advertisement for the CIA’..

Mohammed Hosseini, Iran’s Culture Minister, described the film as a ‘distorted history’.

Argo has been banned from Iranian cinemas, but bootleg copies are believed to be available.

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Iran did not say when the bombing would begin… but Hollywood executives are saying they will counter with bombs of their own.   Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly a consultant for Hollywood.