Iranian Students Protest Recent United Nations Nuclear Inspections at Universities


Tehran: Students at Tehran universities on Sunday held protest rallies against recent UN nuclear agency’s inspections of Iranian universities and demanded a ban for such visits in future, media reports said. UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) carried out inspection programmes in two Iranian universities last week which sparked reactions from the Iranian political groups. At Shahid Beheshti University, the students carried pictures of Iranian nuclear scientists assassinated over the past decade, Xinhua reported. A similar rally was held at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology, where students formed a symbolic human chain. They called on state officials to prevent such visits which have sparked a flurry of condemnation by Iranian officials. (IANS)