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Iran Condemns Israel's Eurovision Entry


March 15, 2007 -- Iranian state-run television today condemned Israel's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest -- a song about nuclear war -- as an "insult" to Iran.


The report said the song, called "Push The Button" by the band Teapacks, was clearly directed against President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, and therefore insulting to Iran.


On March 14, Eurovision's organizers -- the European Broadcasting Union -- said the controversial song would not be barred ahead of the finals in Helsinki in May.


(dpa)

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