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Iranian singer delivers defiant message atop navy warship

'Nuclear Energy' is the latest song by rapper and singer Amir Tataloo, incorporating themes of nationalism and Iranian sovereignty
A screenshot taken from Iranian singer Amir Tataloo's new video "Nuclear Energy" shows him standing on a navy warship

Ahead of the ground-breaking nuclear agreement between Iran and the world’s top powers, Iranian singer Amir Tataloo released his song called "Energy Hastei”, or “Nuclear Energy”.

The video’s passive aggressive tone is encapsulated by the message that appears before the song starts: “No power can prevent the Iranian nation from having peaceful nuclear energy."

Tataloo, known for his fusion of rap, hip hop and R&B, is filmed singing in front of a solemn-looking Iranian unit. As he stands aboard the Iranian navy warship Damavand, Tataloo sings the provocative chorus amidst themes linked to nationalism, Iran’s nuclear programme and the right to defend itself. “Having an armed Persian Gulf is our absolute right,” he chants.