Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran needs a “revolutionary reconstruction of the country’s cultural system”.
Khamenei urges Iran cultural ‘overhaul’
Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called for “revolutionary reconstruction of the country’s cultural system,” state media report, as protests keep up pressure on the authorities.
“It is necessary to revolutionise the country’s cultural structure… the supreme council should observe the weaknesses of culture in different fields of the country,” Khamenei said during his meeting with a state cultural council.
Iran has been rocked by unrest since the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on September 16 in police custody after her arrest for “inappropriate Islamic attire”.
The demonstrations have posed one of the strongest challenges to the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution.