Tehran Students to Hold Rally in Protest at US JCPOA Move

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Iranian university students are going to stage a rally in the capital in protest at the US government’s unilateral move to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The rally will be staged on Wednesday evening in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, known as the “den of espionage”.

It has been planned as a protest against the US government’s hostile policies against Iranians and its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

In a speech from the White House on Tuesday night, Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and seeking nukes before announcing the US withdrawal from the nuclear accord.

Following the controversial decision, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran weighs plans to remain in the agreement with the other five parties, namely Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, provided that the remaining JCPOA parties ensure its full benefits for Iran.

In an open session of the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday morning, a number of lawmakers set fire to the JCPOA and to the US flag in a symbolic gesture of protest.

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