Min­is­ter: Iran’s cul­ture, civ­i­liza­tion have no bor­der

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Iran’s Cul­ture Min­is­ter Ab­bas Salehi urged US politi­cians to come to re­al­ize that Ira­nian cul­ture, art and civ­i­liza­tion have no bor­der and can­not be iso­lated. Ac­cord­ing to IRNA, Salehi fur­ther said in a mes­sage to the in­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of the 35th Tehran In­ter­na­tional Short Film Fes­ti­val, “We are liv­ing in an era in which a part of the world, with a neo­phyte his­tory and gov­ern­ment, is try­ing to show as iso­lated an an­cient land with a long-stand­ing civ­i­liza­tion.”

US politi­cians are try­ing to wreck ties be­tween Iran and the world, he said, adding, “We hope that the 2018 edi­tion of the fes­ti­val will boost the link be­tween Iran, the world and the cin­e­matic au­di­ence.”

They pay bil­lions of dol­lars in bribes to cut off trade re­la­tions and they threaten and put pres­sure to dam­age our politico-eco­nomic ties, Salehi noted.

The 35th Tehran In­ter­na­tional Short Film Fes­ti­val kicked off on Novem­ber 9 and will con­tinue un­til Novem­ber 13.

ISNA

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