In a meeting with members of the Cultural Revolution Supreme Council on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said "Undeniable examples are starting to spring up in the words of cultural and political figures from here and there, including Europe, on the American cultural onslaught which I mentioned years ago.”
Leader stated that some imported toys and TV games are examples of such
onslaught, initiating young minds to the Western lifestyle.
to identify new ways and means of cultural onslaught before they find a way
into Iran, Khamenei maintained "Delayed recognition and action will cause
problems. So action must be taken timely and wisely.”
"Some phenomena have
to be completely warded off, while some others can be accepted or amended."
asserted that the worst approach to the cultural onslaught is to adopt a
passive, defensive position against the offensive culture and said "Offensive
measures are also occasionally needed. However the case, one has to act wisely
that imported video games and toys are promoting Western lifestyle in Iran.
"The cultural invasion must be dealt with through creative efforts and, to that
effect, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and Ministry of Culture and
Islamic Guidance shoulder very heavy responsibility,” Ayatollah Khamenei