Iranian actress apologizes for kiss but blames the man who kissed her

By Jason Rezaian, May 24, 2014

TEHRAN — The Iranian actress who landed in hot water this week when the president of the Cannes Film Festival kissed her on the cheek has apparently apologized for her action.

Mohammad Rasoul Sadeghi, the director of public relations for Iran’s Cinema Association, issued a statement Friday to Iran’s domestic media that included excerpts of a letter from Leila Hatami to the association explaining the incident in Cannes.

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