Nuke Talks Extended in Vienna – US Flags Torched at Iranian Universities
Today is Al Quds Day in Iran.
While the Obama administration continued nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, the Iranians were torching US flags back at home.
Israeli expert Omri Ceron sent this:
This Iranian holiday, which was founded in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini and occurs annually on the last Friday of Ramadan, is arguably the most prominent of the days set aside on the Iranian calendar for calling for the eradication of Israel.
A few years ago Khamenei used the occasion to tweet out “Israel Is A Hideous Entity In the Middle East Which Will Undoubtedly Be Annihilated.” Every year is more or less the same. Clerics give speeches, crowds respond with chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and mobs burn American and Israeli flags.
Earlier this morning Iranian journalist Sobhan Hassanvand tweeted this picture of an American flag being torched on top of an already-burned Israeli flag, right below an earlier tweet by him suggesting that progress is being made in Vienna:
— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) July 10, 2015
The Israeli flag was also torched in the street.
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) July 9, 2015