Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday called Warner Bros.' hit film 300 part of a U.S. propaganda campaign "to prevent our nation's development." In the movie a horde of Persian soldiers is held off by 300 Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae. "Today they are trying to tamper with history by making a film and by making Iran's image look savage, Ahmadinejad said, without naming the movie or specifically pointing a finger at the "they." The film is not currently being shown in Iran -- nor is it likely to be -- but pirated DVDs of the movie are presumably widely available there.




22/03/2007