Iran Declares War On Spider-Man

Iran Declares War On Spider-ManAccording to the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the commander of Iran's Basij force has declared that Spider-Man is an enemy of the country.

Announcing a new body "The Organization of Basij and the Media" intended to increase the media profile of the Basij forces, he attacked what he called "false" cartoon characters, naming Spider-Man specifically as a trangressor, although for what precisely wasn't made clear.

Though it's all part of a "soft war" against Iran, and that they should be replaced by characters that "promote the authority of the Islamic Republic".

To be fair, the country went through this kind of thing two years ago too.

And what does it all mean for this fellow?

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