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September 26, 2007

NIAC in the News: US cartoon no joke to Iranians

Washington DC – As the war of words between Western nations led by United States and Iran's hardline government over its nuclear program has escalated in the past few weeks, a cartoon published on the editorial page of the Columbus Dispatch on September 4 has created a furor among Iranians worldwide. The cartoon by Michael Ramirez portrays Iran as a sewer with the word "extremism" on its lid. Cockroaches are shown spreading out across the region and infecting Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan with "extremism". Read full story.

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