Iran's UN Mission expressed outrage Thursday at the "deliberate distortions" of ancient Persia in the blockbuster movie "300" and suggested it was propaganda for Western efforts to "demonize the Iranian nation."
In a statement, the mission denounced the "crude demonization of Persians as the embodiment of evil, moral corruption."
The movie, which raked in US$70 million (â‚¬52.43 million) in its opening weekend, is based on a comic-book fantasy version of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., in which a force of 300 Spartans held off a massive Persian army at a mountain pass in Greece for three days.
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