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Apr 26, 2024
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Tehran University Professor Foad Izadi: We Like What We Are Seeing on U.S. College Campuses; These Are Our People, They Will Support Iran in Case of Confrontation with the U.S.; Iran Can Repeat in America What It Did in Lebanon

#11056 | 01:35
Source: IRIB Ofogh TV (Iran)

Tehran University professor Foad Izadi, one of the leading mouthpieces of the Iranian regime, discussed encampments in American college campuses on an April 26, 2024 show on Ofogh TV [Iran]. He said that Iranians like what they see on the college campuses, but "it should not end with this." Izadi continued to say that these students are "our people." He added that if tensions between America an Iran rise, "these are the people who will have to take to the streets to support of Iran." Izadi said that Iran could potentially repeat what it did in Lebanon in greater measure, because its "Hizbullah-style" groups in America are "much larger" than in Lebanon. He further said that America is the Great Satan and Iran's main enemy, but "we have hope."

Foad Izadi: "Sooner or later, this kind of support for the Zionist regime by the American regime will diminish. It might not stop completely, but its diminishing is important. This is why the demonstrations [in U.S. campuses] are important. What we in the Islamic Republic should do is…We are watching the demonstrations and we like what we see, but it should not end with this.


"If not for the Islamic Republic the case of the Palestinian idea would have been closed years ago. The idea of resistance belongs to Iran, but on the operational level, when it comes to recruiting connections and building networks, the [Iranian] state has not been involved in sufficient level. These [American students] are our people. If tensions between America and Iran rise tomorrow or the day after, these are the peoples who will have to take to the streets to support Iran.


"Personally, I think that the potential to repeat in the U.S. what Iran did in Lebanon is much higher. Our Hizbullah-style groups in America are much larger than what we have in Lebanon. America is the Great Satan and our enemy, but we have hope in these areas."

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