Iran: Oliver Stone compares President Trump to the devil

SOT, panellist2: «In cinema.» SOT, Oliver Stone, Film director: «Beelzebub.» SOT, panellist 1: «Beelzebub.» SOT, Oliver Stone, Film director: «Biblical figure. I think from Bablyon, is it? Does anybody know who I am talking about?»« SOT, panellist 1: «Almost.» SOT, Oliver Stone, Film director: «Isn't he the devil figure? From Nebuchadnezzar, from the Babylonian mythology. You guys should... Еще know your Babylonian, where are the Babylonians in the room here? Are there any Babylonians here? Oliver Stone likened the current US President to «Beelzebub», the biblical demonic figure, during a press conference 36th International Fajr Film Festival (FIFF) in Tehran on Wednesday. Asked who Donald Trump resembled in cinema, Stone simply responded: “Beelzebub”, to laughter from the crowd. The American film director went on to strongly criticise US foreign policy in the Middle East. «The wars continue because America says to itself, 'ha, well we made of Iraq maybe, but you know what, that works.'» The three-time Oscar winner Stone is in Iran for the first time and spoke with an Iranian journalist in a press conference during the 36th International Fajr Film Festival (FIFF) at the Charsu Cineplex in Tehran. This year the FIFF will run from April 19 to 27 and will focus on Italian cinema and its influence on the Iran’s domestic film industry.

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