Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Iran Places Homer Simpson On Toy Black List While Working To Export Barbie

February 8, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian government-affiliated agency has banned dolls of the Simpsons cartoon characters, who join Barbie and others on a toy blacklist, an independent newspaper reported on Monday.

The report said that the Simpsons were banned to avoid the promotion of Western culture. But Superman and Spiderman were allowed, because they helped the “oppressed.”Farjoo said however that dolls of Spiderman and Superman were authorized for sale. “They help oppressed people and they have a positive stance,” he said.

Farfoo added that we are hoping to take Barbie off the black list and begin exporting her back into the US  as soon as possible.

Iran Shuts Down Sales Of Barbie Dolls, Calls Barbie Trojan Horse

January 20, 2012

Police have closed down dozens of toy shop for selling Barbie dolls, part of a decades-long crackdown on signs of Western culture in Iran, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday.

Mehr quoted an unnamed police official as saying police confiscated Barbie dolls from toy shops in Tehran in a “new phase” of its crackdown against “manifestations of Western culture.”A ban on the sale of Barbie dolls, designed to look like young Western women, was imposed in the mid-1990s.In 1996, a government-backed children’s agency called Barbie a “Trojan horse” sneaking in Western influences like makeup and revealing clothes.

Iran calls Barbie Doll Trojan Horse sneaking in  more Western culture.

Eye View University Drop and Add Day, Israel Has 8 Days Before The Nuclear Rods Are Dropped In Iran

August 17, 2010

Israel has “eight days” to launch a military strike against Iran’s Bushehr  nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant, a former US envoy to the UN has said.

Iran is to bring online its first nuclear power reactor, built with Russia’s help, on August 21, when a shipment of nuclear fuel will be loaded into the plant’s core.

At that point, John Bolton warned Monday, it will be too late for Israel to launch a military strike against the facility because any attack would spread radiation and affect Iranian civilians.

“Once that uranium, once those fuel rods are very close to the reactor, certainly once they’re in the reactor, attacking it means a release of radiation, no question about it,” Bolton told Fox Business Network.

“So if Israel is going to do anything against Bushehr it has to move in the next eight days.”

Eight Days to Drop and Add Day. Israel has to school Iran or lose the right for full refund.