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Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Iranian news agency calls ‘Argo’ ‘anti-Iran’

“Argo” director Ben Affleck accepts the Oscar for Best Movie. (Robyn Beck - AFP/Getty Images)
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Fars News, the hard-line Iranian media outlet, which took a different — and much dimmer — view of the Oscar win for “Argo,” the Ben Affleck-directed flick set during the Iranian hostage crisis, than most western outlets did.

Our colleague and correspondent in Tehran, Jason Rezaian, cites Fars News’s write-up of the awards: “In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran Film ‘Argo,’ which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros.”

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