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Iran Reacts Angrily to 'Argo' Oscar

Tehran rejects depictions of Iranians in "Argo," which received the Academy Award for best picture, writes Saideh Jamshidi.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama announces the winner of the best picture Oscar via video link at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013.       REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)     (OSCARS-SHOW) - RTR3E97I

Michelle Obama’s live remote appearance from the White House at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony to announce the year's best-picture winner — "Argo" — created a political buzz in Iran.

Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour, an Iranian director, told Mehr News Agency (MNA) that the US first lady’s gesture was a political act more than anything else. 

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