The Islamic Republic has effectively prohibited anything that promotes the “decadent Western culture.”

The government prohibited stores from selling products indicative of “decadent Western culture.” This is part of Iran’s drive to censor Western influence.

Youngsters were also forbidden to exchange gifts in Tehran’s coffee and ice-cream shops.

The Ayatollahs have ruled Iran, formerly the cultural hub of the region under the Shah, with an iron fist, using the army and street gangs to suppress popular uprisings.

Don’t miss this video and see for yourself how Iran continues turning a once-thriving society into a backwards third-world nation.