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Latest Anti-Iranian sentiment Stories

2008-12-13 13:23:13

The upcoming U.S. movie The Wrestler contains questionable material about Iran through its use of a character dubbed the Ayatollah, Iranian media say. Media sources in Iran have criticized the newest movie from director Darren Aronofsky for featuring the Ayatollah wrestling character and the Iranian flag, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. In the film, the Ayatollah uses an Iranian flag to attack the movie's protagonist, Randy 'the Ram' Robinson, in a wrestling match. Robinson, played by...

2006-05-06 11:29:33

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A witty Iranian film about four men who try to topple a big rock has audiences wondering about political allegory and hidden messages at a time of growing tension between Washington and the Islamic Republic of Iran. But the director of "Men at Work," Tehran-based Mani Haghighi, says sometimes a story is just a story, so don't hold him responsible for whatever message you might read into it. The film, which was showing at the Tribeca Film...

2006-03-12 09:17:27

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador in Baghdad denied on Sunday seeking Iran's help to calm violence in Iraq. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said journalists in Tehran had been shown a letter by a senior Iranian intelligence agent that was purportedly from U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and which invited Iran to send representatives to talks in Iraq. "Ambassador Khalilzad has the authority to meet with Iranian officials to discuss issues of mutual concern," the embassy said in a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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