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Tehran students protest EU parliament resolution

April 8, 2014

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Scores of hard-line university students have gathered in front of the Greek Embassy in Tehran to protest a human rights resolution passed by the European Parliament.

The resolution last week expressed grave concern over the human rights situation in Iran and called on the EU to include discussions about human rights in all of its interactions with the Islamic Republic. Greece currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency.

An Associated Press journalist heard the demonstrators chant: “The European Union is America’s toy!”

Iran’s state TV also reported lawmakers condemned the European Parliament in a statement, calling the move “clear interference in Iran’s affairs.” In Qom, the country’s religious capital, hundreds of clerics held a similar protest.

On Sunday, the country’s foreign ministry summoned the Greek ambassador to protest the resolution.

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