Iran Criticizes UN for Double Standards amid US Campus Crackdown
Iran Criticizes UN for Double Standards amid US Campus Crackdown
Iranian lawmakers expressed their support for American and European academic communities that have held demonstrations in support of Palestine in defiance of their governments.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –In a statement released on Tuesday, 150 Iranian parliamentarians voiced support for the university students and professors in the US and Europe who have staged rallies in support of Gaza in recent weeks.

The Iranian lawmakers described the anti-Israeli demonstrations in Western countries as a move emanating from the “justice-seeking, philanthropic and humanitarian nature”.

The MPs said the pro-Palestine rallies in the Western states reveal that the mainstream media’s attempts to distort and misrepresent the realities by whitewashing the Israeli atrocities in Gaza have been futile.

The solution to the Gaza crisis is a return to justice, the statement said.

More than 900 protesters have been arrested over the last 11 days across the United States as demonstrations against Israel’s onslaught on Palestinians and the rallies for a ceasefire in Gaza and divestment from companies linked to the Israeli regime spread across US campuses.

A few universities have had to cancel graduation ceremonies, while others have seen their buildings occupied by the protesters.

At least 34,535 Palestinians have been killed and 77,704 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, 2023.

  • source : tasnim