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Publish Date: 11:33 - 29 October 2013
Tehran, YJC. Talebzadeh says Iranian officials’ frequent smiles to the US worry him.

Documentary filmmaker and director of the canceled to-be conference The New Horizon providing comments on the reasons for the cancellation of the conference criticized the Iranian executive power and said "It is regrettable that our friends in the government try to smile to the US and Western policies in order to receive benefits. The smiles are repeated so often these days that I am beginning to worry about my friends.”

Speaking to engineering students of Tehran University on Monday, Nader Talebzadeh said "After September 11, a wave of awakening started forth in the US, and public criticism began to emerge on US media. The event also created a big wave of awareness among various US elite strata. The New Horizon conference was the only way we could tap American and Western anti-war thinkers; since these people are not permitted to express themselves and Iran is the only place where they can express their views on the state of the world and the role of media in silencing people.”

He further said that some governmental organizations such as the Ministry of Culture have started a wave of silence on the awakening, adding "In the previous administration we decided to tap the existing potential and hold two conferences by cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, one The New Horizon and the other Hollywoodism. Unfortunately today they stretched a wall before this conference which rises ever higher; whereas inviting US anti-war elite to Iran is a potential which Iran has created; and our statesmen can find that out with the least intelligence.”

He exclaimed "It is not right to stop such a conference with such considerable effects while having barely arrived,” adding "The guests we invited to the conference are influential people and know better than us to say that the sanctions are wrong.”

He asserted "All the alibis against the conference indicate irrationality, one that has been going on for a while despite all the thinkers who want to bring rationality to the US to see why they threaten and impose sanctions on Iran.”

Talebzadeh further said "The Iranian plead against Hollywood films was one of the important topics to be covered in the conference. We took a lawyer who is an outstanding person in the West. They would call him devil’s advocate because he was against Zionism. Some of our cinema officials would also use the title which is quite strange.”

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