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Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Kim Kardashian Named as Threat to Iranian Regime
Iranian government says Kim Kardashian is part of a plot 'targeting families' and subverting the 'Islamic Iranian lifestyle.'
In its crackdown of Iranian women posting model-worthy pictures on Instagram, the Iranian government has named Kim Kardashian as an enemy of the state, accusing her and Instagram of “targeting families” and subverting the “Islamic Iranian lifestyle.”
“They are targeting young people and women,” said the regime’s Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit spokesman Mustafa Alizadeh. “Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram’s CEO tells her, ‘make this native.’ There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously.”
Meanwhile, a top cleric in Iran accused the U.S. of being a formidable enemy, actively working against Islam, fomenting “Islamophobia, Iranophobia and Shiaphobia.”
“The US is the toughest enemy of Islam and Muslims, and provides financial and military support for those following that path (countering Islam),” Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said last Friday in a sermon in Teheran.
Kermani also called the U.S. an arrogant bully and railed against the fact that the U.S. has nuclear weapons “but forbids the other countries to possess even conventional defensive weapons.”
In other news, a commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace and Missile Force, said that the U.S. has told Iran not to publicize its recent missile tests.
“At this time, the Americans are telling [us]: ‘Don’t talk about missile affairs, and if you conduct a test or maneuver, don’t mention it,’” said Amir Ali Hajizadeh. Iran has recently tested ballistic missiles that are in violation of UN resolutions and have raised concerns about their compliance with the nuclear agreement made last summer with the world’s powers.
Watch Iranian Revolutionary guards commander Ali Fadavi declare that American vessels in the Persian Gulf will be sunk if they make "even the slightest mistake.":