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Iran demands apology over German cartoon

Iran is now demanding an apology for a cartoon that ran in a German newspaper depicting the Iranian soccer team with explosives strapped to their chests.

Iran immediately demanded an apology from Der Tagesspiegel, which showed four Iranian players at this summer’s World Cup in Germany with explosives attached to their chests. A caption read: “Why the German army should definitely be used during the football World Cup.” The general secretary of Iran’s sports press association yesterday described the latest caricature as a “black joke”. The Iranian embassy in Berlin called for an apology, saying the cartoon was “an immoral act”.

I agree they should get an apology, but I’m not sure if I’d go as far as calling it an “immoral act.”

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