Iranian students protest US threats
Iranian university students and academics have staged a demonstration in front of the UN building in Tehran to protest US nuclear threats against Iran.
The large crowd of students gathered in front of the United Nations building on Wednesday morning to show their objection to US President Barack Obama’s recent threatening comments about a nuclear strike on Iran.
Holding up placards that read “The US is the world’s sole nuclear felon,” the demonstrators called for Obama’s resignation.
Last month, US President Barack Obama released a new US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) that among other things restricted the use of nuclear arms against other states, expect Iran and North Korea.
Just before issuing the new US nuclear weapons strategy, Obama told the The New York Times that the loophole in the NPR would apply to what he called “outliers like Iran and North Korea.”
On April 21, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution condemned Obama’s comments. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Washington’s nuclear threat would leave a ‘dark spot’ in US history.
“International bodies cannot turn a blind eye… No one should dare to threaten humanity in this way. We will not allow the US to revive its evil dominance over Iran with such threats,” said the Leader.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also criticized Obama over what he has called an attempt to threaten world nations with nuclear weapons.
The students rallying in Tehran chanted slogans in support of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and President Ahmadinejad.