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Iranian Embassy issued statement on caricatures

05 June 2006 [21:18] - TODAY.AZ
Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Azerbaijan has issued statement on printing caricatures of Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Khamnei, ex and present presidents' caricatures in Azeri press.

The statement entered APA states that publishing of such humiliating caricatures is not relevant to any divine religion, human religion; this is abuse of media freedom.

The Embassy evaluates this as continuation of disrespect of Shiah imams’ tomb in Iraq, creating of confrontation in ethical base in Iran, states it as bad deeds of America and Zionist circles.

"The embassy is grateful to Azerbaijani government for the urgent measures to prevent such cases and reminds that the better part of Iran people expect the punishment of those committing this act."


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