Iranian students have gathered in front of the Swiss embassy in Tehran, which represents US interests, to protest the desecration of the holy Quran.
The students chanting slogans on Monday condemned the desecration of the holy book of Muslims on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Florida pastor Terry Jones floated the idea of torching the holy Quran on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Although the pastor called off his plans, other anti-Islam elements in the US attempted to burn copies of the holy book on Saturday.
Two evangelical preachers in Tennessee also set copies of the Quran on fire and members of the group Operation Rescue tore pages from the holy book of Islam.
In another incident, a group of individuals tore some pages of a copy of the Quran in front of the White House.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday condemned the move in the strongest terms and held the US accountable.
“All Muslims hold the US government and their politicians accountable. If the US government is sincere in its claims of not having been involved in this incident, it must mete out a befitting punishment to the main perpetrators of this serious crime… who have hurt the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims,” the Leader said.