Jews are financing the spread of homosexuality across the world, helped by the US and UK, according to a state-sponsored newspaper in Iran.

Mashregh news agency published its piece 'Introduction to the overt and covert aspects of spreading homosexuality in the world' last week, claiming to have uncovered a secret plot by ‘Jewish financial and human capital, along with the West, particularly America and Britain’.

It attacked Jewish progressive movements, for allowing gay and female rabbis, indicting them as part of the plot, saying: "It is so important to Israel to support homosexuality that in the seminaries for Conservative Jews, the rabbis agreed to accept gay men and women according to the rituals of Jewish religion."

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The Iranian news wire claimed that Tel Aviv was the world's gay capital

Spreading acceptance of homosexuality was one step towards world domination, according to the newspaper, because this "abomination and immoral phenomenon would become commonplace and used to subjugate those who did not accept homosexuality."

The US film industry was blamed for indoctrinating the world into accepting homosexuality, and said schools and "Jewish universities" were teaching homosexuality, saying the teaching was "mandatory for all students in California schools."

Literary awards for gay writers were controlled by "Zionists", the paper claimed, and said that if Western countries truly wanted to support lesbian and gay people, nations would offer free medical support to "cure" homosexuality.

"If support for homosexuals stemmed from humane considerations or defense of human rights, it would be in the form of providing individual assistance to these people, who need care and medical treatment to rescue them from the immoral actions that undermine the family institution."

And the piece declared Israel's Tel Aviv the world's "gay capital", a claim which may shock Brighton and San Francisco,

Dr. Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, an expert on minority groups in Iran, told The Jerusalem Post the article “legitimises the execution of gays in Iran; they made a text not only to ridicule the West but to provide a reason why Iran executes gays.”