Former Iranian president calls students not to be influenced by ''US conspiracies''
Iran's former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on Friday called on students to be vigilant, not to be influenced and misled by US conspiracies.
Rafsanjani was referring to student gatherings at Tehran University dormitory which turned violet during the past few nights.
Addressing worshipers at the congregational Friday prayers at Tehran University campus, Rafsanjani said that the recent incidents stem from the students' anxieties, IRNA reported. They believe universities are going to be privatized. "This is while the Science (Research and Technology) Ministry has officially announced that privatization is not at issue," he said.
Rafsanjani said a number of students protested just for their guilds issues and demands, and simultaneously US senators hailed the incidents and announced they were following up the protests keenly.
"This is while the world has recently witnessed million-strong protest demonstrations against the US warmongering policies but the White House did not pay any attention to them," he said. (Albawaba.com)
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