The measure was announced on Monday and reported by Iran's official news agency Irna.
Ali Reza Karimi, director of the ministry's press and disinformation department, said the ban included the use of Iranian clerics with overseas Farsi language satellite networks.
He urged to respect the ruling to safeguard what he calls national dignity.
Ah, sorry, this is the news of another day.
Tehran, 7 July (AKI) - Iranian artists and athletes have been banned from appearing in commercials because they are said to promote a culture of consumerism, according to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
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