Tehran closes 547 restaurants for breaking 'Islamic principles’

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Iranian police close venues for crimes ranging from ‘playing illegal music’ to ‘debauchery’

Iranian police have shut down 547 restaurants and cafes in Tehran for not observing “Islamic principles”, the capital’s police chief said Saturday.

“The owners of restaurants and cafes in which Islamic principles were not observed were confronted, and during this operation 547 businesses were closed and 11 offenders arrested,” Hossein Rahimi said in statement on the policeforce website.

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