Iran’s President Bans Western Music

Tehran, Iran – Reports by NPR and AFP claim that Iran’s president, Mahmud
Ahmadinejad, has banned the broadcast of western music on radio and TV on public
networks. He described western music as “decadent.”

In comments to local press, Ahmadinejad said: “from now on TV and radio
should avoid promoting western decadent music and favor national and traditional
music, as well as relaxing music
.”Ahmadinejad is also the president of the Supreme Council of the Islamic
Revolution, which regulates radio and TV broadcasting in Iran.