Leader calls for moves against Western cultural blitz

Leader calls for moves against Western cultural blitz
Tue Dec 10, 2013 19:15:02

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for prudent measures against cultural onslaught, warning that imported video games and toys are promoting Western lifestyle in Iran.

“This issue (cultural invasion) must be dealt with through creative efforts and, to that effect, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance shoulder very heavy responsibility,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution in Tehran on Tuesday.

The Leader urged the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to focus on producing books and attractive films, designing useful video games and developing attractive and meaningful toys.

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that video games and toys imported from abroad are affecting Iranian youth, juniors and children through promotion of Western lifestyle and behavior.

The Leader said at least “hundreds” of media outlets across the world are specifically seeking to “influence the mindset and behavior of the Iranian nation.”

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