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Reports: Iran mulls suing Hollywood over Argo

March 12, 2013 15:29 IST

A scene from ArgoIranian media say authorities are planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning Argo because of the movie's allegedly "unrealistic portrayal" of the country.
 
Several news outlets, including the pro-reform Shargh daily, said today that French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in Iran for talks with officials over how and where to file the lawsuit.
 
Coutant-Peyre is also the lawyer for notorious Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal.
 
The decision on the lawsuit came after a group of Iranian cultural officials and movie critics screened the film in a closed audience in a Tehran theatre late yesterday.
 
Iranian officials in February dismissed Argo as pro-CIA, anti-Iran propaganda.
 
The movie is based on the escape of six American hostages from the besieged US Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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