TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY STUART WILLIAMS Iranian Hossein Shariatmadari, director of the hardline Kayhan (Universe) newspaper group for the past 15 years, looks on during an interview with AFP at his office in Tehran, 16 September 2007. Ridiculing the latest US threats against Tehran and advocating the need to expose traitors, Shariatmadari remains one of the most ardent champions of Iran's Islamic system. Appointed by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself, few in Iran can match Shariatmadari's authority and revolutionary credentials. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
Tehran students call for Khamenei advisor to be dismissed of university role
Al-Arabia – Hundreds of students demonstrated for the second consecutive day at Tehran’s private Azad University of Science and Research on Sunday.
The protesters demanded the dismissal of campus officials, particularly Azad University president Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also a senior advisor to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on international affairs.
Images and videos posted on social media showed students gathering at the university entrance on Sunday, chanting “incompetent officials.”
امروز یکشنبه ۹ دی ماه ۱۳۹۷، #دانشجویان واحد علوم و تحقیقات #دانشگاه_آزاد تهران مقابل در ورودی این واحد نسبت به آنچه بی لیاقتی مسئولان دانشگاه در حفظ جان دانشجویان می نامند، #تجمع اعتراضی برگزار کردند.