Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has called on the United States to take “serious proceedings” against the makers of the controversial film, “Innocence of Muslims.”
The Iranian state news agency IRNA reports that Mohammad Khazai, speaking at the UN, described the production of the film as an “inhumane” act that has led to “religious, national and cultural conflicts.”
He added that the U.S. government cannot dismiss this “insulting film” in the name of freedom of speech, stressing a mere condemnation of the film “will not suffice.”
“Innocence of Muslims” was reportedly made by a Coptic Egyptian residing in the United States.
The film has triggered widespread protests and unrest in Muslim countries, including an armed attack against the U.S.
embassy in Libya that led to the deaths of the American ambassador and three embassy staff due to smoke inhalation.
Meanwhile, Google has rejected the White House request to block the film on YouTube. Google reported censoring the video in India and Indonesia as well as Egypt and Libya.