IRNA – Scores of students in Tehran protested the controversial decision by the US president on relocating the country’s embassy in to al-Quds (Jerusalem) to recognize the holy city as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel.
The students, on behalf of all Iranian students, on Wednesday gathered in front of the Swiss embassy in Tehran, which represents the US interests in Iran. They condemned President Donald Trump’s decision on relocating the US embassy to Quds.
Palestinians say East Jerusalem, which was occupied by Israel in the 1967 war, is the capital of a Palestinian state.
The protesters in Tehran set fire to Israeli and American flags, chanted slogans against the Zionist regime, the US, the Britain, Wahhabism, the ISIS and Takfiri terrorists.
They also waved banners reading ‘Down with US’ and ‘Down with Israel’. They also carried banners reading ‘Trump and the Zionist aggressors should know that Al Quds al-sharif will remain Muslim Qibla and belongs to Muslims’.
The foreign media also covered the anti-Zionism protest.
The student protesters then read out a communiqué in response to the move and claims by the US president.
They denounced the move as well as the silence on international community.
Trump’s decision prompted strong criticism by the international community, including the US allies in Europe. World leaders have denounced it as a move in violation of the UN resolutions and international laws.