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Ex-Canada PM: New documentary better than ‘Argo’

September 12, 2013 • Entertainment


Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor of documentary “Our Man in Tehran” poses for a photo during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan)

TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian prime minister said Thursday the real story of how a former Canadian ambassador protected Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis is a “better story” than Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning picture “Argo.”

Joe Clark, Canada’s prime minister in 1979, made the remarks at a screening of the documentary “Our Man in Tehran” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Argo” came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by “Argo” because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics.

“I think the truth is the better story,” Clark said to applause.

Taylor kept the Americans hidden at his residence and at the Login to read more

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