According to a professor at Iran’s Tehran University, burning U.S. flags will help Iran establish solidarity with protesters in the United States.

In an interview with Iran’s Ofogh TV on July 18, professor Foad Izadi said, “We aren’t burning enough American flags.”

It was important to do so, he said, because “we need to prioritize our target audience if we want to start acting in America.”

That audience, he said, was “Americans who have been hurt by America.” Those Americans “who are tearing down statues and burning flags.”

When these people see Iranians burning U.S. flags, he said, this will create “relations and solidarity between us.”

While some Americans would be offended, they would still wonder why the Iranians were doing it, he said.

“Even they will ask,” he said, “What have we done to Iran to cause it to do such a thing?”

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