Iranian extremists burn US and Israeli flags in Tehran, slam Biden visit
Dozens of Iranian hardliners gathered in a square in downtown Tehran on Saturday, burning American and Israeli flags and denouncing President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East.
The small crowd also erupted in chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” typical of anti-American rallies in Iran.
The demonstrators also protested the normalization of ties between Israel and several Arab countries that began under the previous US administration.
Biden told a broader regional summit in Saudi Arabia on Saturday that the United States would not walk away from Middle Eastern security and leave a vacuum that Russia, China or Iran could try to fill. .
Separately, Iran announced on Saturday that it was imposing sanctions on 61 Americans, including Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, and John Bolton, the former national security adviser, for their support of Iranian groups. foreign-based dissidents.
Iran has in recent years repeatedly imposed such symbolic measures on Americans who Tehran says are acting against Iran.
In June, an Iranian court also ordered the US government to pay more than $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years.
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