Iran Response to Argo, Iranian state-run media condemned the Academy Awards after giving the Best Picture honor to “Argo”—a film about the rescue of U.S. diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.
In a report titled, “Argo lacks artistic value,” state-run Press TV quoted Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini as saying that the film is “anti-Iranian” and that “Iran is determined to respond to the film by producing robust cinematic works.”
Hosseini further described “Argo” as a “movie is devoid of artistic aspect and is very weak from the artistic point of view.” He said that the enemies of Iran, namely the United States, can not do better than that, and said it was a propaganda piece that serves to undermine the interests of the Islamic Republic.
The thriller is based on the true story of the rescue of six U.S. diplomats when the U.S. Embassy was taken over by during the 1979 revolution. After the hostage incident, Iran and the U.S. ended diplomatic relations with one another and tensions between the two have remained high, namely over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program. Tolong Share ya ^^