- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 27, 2013

Iranian officials have ordered the removal of billboards bearing anti-U.S. slogans that a cultural institute installed without proper consent in the Iranian capital, state-run media reported.

A spokesman for Tehran Municipality, Hadi Ayazi, said on Saturday that a cultural institute had installed unauthorized billboards bearing anti-U.S. slogans without knowledge of the proper authorities, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

The move comes after U.S. President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani renewed U.S.-Iran relations amid ongoing talks over the latter’s nuclear program, CNN reported.

Though renewed relations show signs of improvement, CNN noted that animosity among Iranians is still palpable. A front-page IRNA article featured Ali Larijani, speaker of Iran’s Parliament, chastising “some talkative creatures” in U.S. politics for criticizing Iran and its involvement in Syria.

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