Tehran: A Iranian judiciary official warned against the “destructive” social-cultural consequences of Barbie dolls and other Western toys.

Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi said in an official letter to Vice President Parviz Davoudi that the doll and other Western toys are a “danger” that need to be stopped.

“The irregular importation of such toys, which arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive culturally and a social danger,” said the letter. He warned that they pose a threat to the “identity” of the new generation.— AP