Iranian authorities used a picture of Israeli soldiers on a billboard that was erected to mark the Iran-Iraq war in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
The billboard caused
The original photo, depicting three
The Islamic City Council of Shiraz immediately issued a statement condemning the matter and calling for an immediate investigation into the incident.
Shiraz’s Mayor, Haider Askenderpour, apologized to the people of the city and called for “serious action” toward those who produced the poster.
Local authorities hung the billboard on Saturday in Namazi Square with a quote from a poet commemorating “martyrs” of the country’s eight-year conflict with Iraq.