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Originally published on PressTV.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has condemned the ongoing crackdown on pro-Palestinian protests in US universities, urging Washington to immediately stop support for Israel. 

“The suppression and harsh treatment by the American police and security forces of professors and students protesting the genocide and war crimes of the Israeli regime in various universities has deeply worried and abhorred the public opinion of the world,” Amir-Abdollahian wrote in a post published on social media platform X on Thursday.

“”This repression is in line with the continuation of Washington’s full-fledged support for the Israeli regime and clearly shows the double standard and contradictory behavior of the American government towards freedom of expression,” he said.

Amir-Abdollahian touched on “the genocide of tens of thousands of Palestinian women and children, especially after the discovery of mass graves of the sick and injured and medical staff in the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in the Gaza Strip”.

‘The global wave of disgust towards the Israeli regime and its supporters cannot be concealed,” he said.

“The White House must immediately stop supporting the Israeli regime’s war crimes, and be held accountable,” the top Iranian diplomat stated.

Police have arrested hundreds of protesters in locations across the US, as demonstrations against the war in Gaza intensify across university campuses.

In the latest crackdown, some 108 arrests were made at Emerson College in Boston. Earlier, 93 people at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles were taken into custody on trespassing charges.

Protesters and police also clashed at the University of Texas in Austin. Authorities said 34 people were arrested there too.

Universities across the US have seen a growing number of students walk out of class or try to set up encampments to protest against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.

The United States has been providing Israel with maximal military and intelligence support since October 7, when the latter unleashed the war. Washington has also vetoed several United Nations Security Council resolutions calling for a ceasefire in the brutal military onslaught that has so far killed more than 34,100 Palestinians, most of them women and children.

American students have been raging against their universities’ connection to the Israeli regime and Washington’s all-out support for the genocide.

More than 34,300 Palestinians have been killed and over 77,200 wounded in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7, 2023.

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