“Satanic symbols.” The Iranian regime makes no secret of its hatred and contempt for the U.S., even after the “peace deal” has been made — showing how hollow that deal really is.
Iranian police have arrested merchants for selling clothing that featured the flags of the United States and Britain, two longtime foes of the Islamic republic, local media reported Tuesday.
Garments imprinted with “Satanic symbols” were also seized from stores in Tehran, city police chief General Hossein Sajedinia was quoted by the ISNA news agency as saying.
Sajedinia said reports about the activity had been received in the past two weeks, leading to surveillance and detentions.
“This morning we took these clothes off leading distributors,” he said, noting that any stores that sell such items “will be closed.”
The move underlined the fractious attitude from some authorities regarding the United States.
Washington broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran in 1980 after students seized its embassy and took dozens of hostages during the Islamic revolution the previous year.