Iranian authorities have launched an investigation into “disturbing” social media videos of schoolgirls dancing to a pop song.
Education minister Mohammad Bathaei said a team of specialists had been appointed to trace the source of the videos, featuring the music of US-Iranian rapper Sasy.
“The enemy is trying different ways to create anxiety among the people including by spreading these disturbing videos,” he said.
“I’m certain there’s some kind of political plot behind the publication of these devious clips in schools.”
The videos show groups of children – and even some teachers – taking part in an online dance challenge to the song “Gentleman”, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.