Iran Thinking of Suing Hollywood Movies that are Anti-Tehran
Iran has hired a French lawyer who is seeking ways to legally stop the production of movies that are Anti-Iran such as the hit Argo. Tehran is planning to sue production companies in Hollywood over films that are anti-Tehran said the French lawyer last week.
The lawyer, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre was in Tehran last week after accepting the invitation of the culture ministry in Tehran. She said she was looking for legal ways to stop the movies depicting Iran negatively from being produced.
The lawyer, who is portrayed by Iranian media as an activist who is anti-Zionist, defended Ilich Ramirez Sanchez the Venezuelan militant, also known as Carlos the Jackal, currently serving a term of life in a French prison for his 1980s deadly attacks.
Coutant-Peyre said her case would be one of attacks against honor, reputation and defamation of Iran and all of its people. She was referring to a number of movies such as 300, Not Without my Daughter, Argo and Unthinkable for the content that was anti-Tehran.
Iranian officials criticized Argo as being a propaganda film that is pro-CIA and harshly lashed out at the Oscars this year for being the most political ever, after Argo was honored as the top movie.
Argo follows the plot, which was CIA classified, to extract six U.S. hostages from revolutionary Iran. The six had evaded the Islamist students who stormed the U.S. Embassy on November 4, 1979 in Tehran. Fifty-two other hostages were held on embassy grounds for 444 days. The action of the students caused the end of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Iran.
Coutant-Peyre said the makers of Argo should be condemned for the falsification of the truth. She said that Iran does not want Argo banned but rather a statement from the producers saying the facts portrayed in the movie are not reality.