President Rouhani marks national student day

Tehran, Dec 7, IRNA – Ceremonies marking National Student Day opened in Sharif University of Technology attended by President Hassan Rouhani here on Monday.

Several Iranian officials, university professors and students are participating in the event which commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of three university students killed by the former Pahlavi regime’s police force.

The Tehran University students were killed on December 7, 1953, when police opened fire on students protesting a coup supported by the American and British governments to topple the country’s elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq.