Iranian official acknowledges porn actress visited country


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A semi-official news agency in Iran is quoting a government official acknowledging that a British-American porn actress recently visited the Islamic Republic following a social media outcry.

ISNA on Tuesday quoted Hasan Qashqavi, a deputy foreign minister in charge of consular affairs, as saying the actress visited Iran after she “applied for a visa through a travel agency” under a different name.

Qashqavi was quoted as telling tourism officials to carefully examine the documents of those trying to visit Tehran.

He added: “We have clerics and lawmakers who have cultural sensitivities and these sorts of events may cause problems later.”

The actress, known as Candy Charms, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. She previously said on Instagram that she visited Iran to get a nose job.

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