Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Decides Not To Attend Oscars

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi whose film “The Salesman” was nominated for Best Foreign Language film has decided not to attend next month’s Academy Award ceremony.

Farhadi tells the New York Times that although he originally planned to attend the event, the executive order signed by President Trump which calling for a 90-day ban on the admission of any citizen of Iran or six other Muslim-majority countries even if they have valid visas was the deciding factor.

“It now seems that...

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