Via Trend Magazine:
Head of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Gudance in Iran’s Lorestan Province Ali Esmailian said that import of Barbie dolls in Iran is forbidden because they contradict Islamic values and Iranian culture, ISNA reported today.
Esmailian said that all Barbie dolls are being seized.
He did not explain what Barbie dolls do with Islamic values or Iranian culture exactly, but argued that launching a campaign against Barbie dolls is aimed to prevent foreign influence tricks in Iran.
Iranian conservative government fights against any sign of what they call “western values and cultural invasion”.
Iranian Police closed dozens of shops which were selling Barbie dolls in January 2012.