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Jul 18, 2020
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Tehran University Professor Foad Izadi: We Should Burn More American Flags In Solidarity With The Americans Who Are Burning Flags, Tearing Down Statues

#8180 | 01:07
Source: IRIB Ofogh TV (Iran)

Tehran University professor Foad Izadi said in a July 18, 2020 interview on Ofogh TV (Iran) that people should burn more American flags, because this will help establish solidarity with American protesters who are tearing down statues and burning flags in America. He said that these people should be Iran's "target audience" if Iran wants to start acting in America.

Foad Izadi: "I think that more people should burn [American] flags. We aren't burning enough [American] flags. We need to prioritize our target audience if we want to start acting in America. So far, we haven't done anything serious. In order to start acting, we need to define our target audience. Our initial target audience are [Americans] who have also been hurt by America – those who are tearing down statues and burning flags. When they see that Iran is also burning [American] flags – and they may have learned to do this because they saw us doing it – then it creates relations and solidarity between us. It could be that burning American flags will hurt some Americans, but even they will ask: 'What have we done to Iran to cause it to do such a thing?' This is why people should burn American flags. There is no problem with this."

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