Iran to sue Hollywood over 'Iranophobia'

Iran to sue Hollywood over 'Iranophobia'
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Iran is planning to sue Hollywood over 'Iranophobia', including in the the Oscar-winning film Argo
Iran is planning to sue Hollywood over 'Iranophobia', including in the the Oscar-winning film Argo
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Iran has hired a controversial French lawyer to file a lawsuit against Hollywood over a series of films, including Ben Affleck's controversial Oscar-winning Argo.

Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, described as Tehran media as an 'anti-Zionist' lawyer, meet Iranian the authorities in order to lodge a case in an international court against Hollywood directors and producers that officials say have promoted "Iranophobia".

Iran has claimed that Argo portrayed the country in a distorted and unrealistic manner, the Guardian reports.

A large group of Iranians believe that the film stereotypes Iranians in a negative way without drawing a distinction between ordinary citizens and the revolutionaries behind the US hostage crisis.

According to the paper, other Hollywood films that have infuriated Iranians include: 300, which depicts King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fighting the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 BC, which was described by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as "insulting to Iran".

Coutant-Peyre is the wife of the notorious Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ram¡rez S nchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, whom she is also representing.

Ram¡rez, a self-styled international revolutionary, is serving a life sentence for the killings in 1975 of two French policemen and a suspected informant, the paper said.

Coutant-Peyre and Ram¡rez married in a ceremony held in jail in 2001 after she converted to Islam, it added. (ANI)


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