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News number: 8710260918

18:28 | 2009-01-15

Foriegn Policy

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Iranian Protesters Condemn US Silence over Israeli Crimes

TEHRAN (FNA)- A large number of Iranian demonstrators in Tehran staged a protest against America's inaction over Gaza.



Scores of people gathered in Tehran waving Palestinian flags and defacing and setting fire to images of the White House leaders.

The Iranian government has condemned the West, and the United States in particular, for not doing more to stop Israel's attacks on Gaza. The 20-day-old offensive has killed more than 1070 Palestinians.

"Where are the freedom seekers?" read one poster held up by a demonstrator today protest. It had the word "Gaza" emblazoned on it and an image of a weeping Palestinian.

The demonstrators, waving Palestinian flags, some chanting "Death to Obama", had gathered outside the Swiss embassy which handles US interests because Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic ties for nearly three decades.