In this zeal to maintain its ideological purity, the Iranian establishment might be guilty of scoring a few points for the other team. Reportedly, the court order referred to Zuckerberg as a "Zionist director of the company Facebook," a statement that was gleefully picked up and highlighted by media in many countries.

Perhaps that realization seems to have dawned in certain quarters, and the latest reports on the issue quote an Iranian prosecutor denying any such court pronouncement happened in the first place.

Unfortunately, with their track record on matters such as this, the Iranians are going to have a hard time being believed by the rest of the world.

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