Iran on Wednesday (January 4th) warned Paris that it would react after the publication of "
" cartoons of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the French magazine
Earlier in the day, the satirical weekly published dozens of cartoons featuring the Islamic Republic's highest religious and political figure.
These are the cartoons selected in a competition launched in December, amid growing protests in Iran following the September 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurd arrested for allegedly breaking the dress code. strict of the country for women.
The insulting and indecent act of a French publication in publishing cartoons against religious and political authority will not go without an effective and firm response
," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Twitter.
We will not allow the French government to overstep the mark.
He definitely went the wrong way
,” he added.
announced in December that this "
international competition to produce caricatures
" of Khamenei aimed to support "
Iranians who are fighting for their freedom
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Authorities say hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed and thousands more arrested in what they generally describe as "
They accuse foreign powers and opposition groups of stirring up trouble.
published the cartoons in a special edition for the anniversary of the deadly attack on its Paris office on January 7, 2015. The latter was perpetrated by attackers claiming to be acting on behalf of Al-Qaeda to avenge the decision of the newspaper to publish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
The publication of these cartoons caused a lot of anger in Muslim countries, and the 2015 attacks brought a wave of support to the magazine around the world.