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Ayatollah Khamenei's letter a welcome gesture of support, understanding: US politician

By Alireza Kamandi

The letter from the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to US students is a welcome gesture of support and understanding that gives hope that there could be a peaceful dialogue among cultures and nations, says an American politician.

Diane Sare, a New York City-based politician and candidate for US Senate, in an interview with the Press TV website, underscored the significance of the letter that comes as the genocide in the besieged Palestinian territory rages on, killing more than 36,200 Palestinians.

Ayatollah Khamenei wrote the letter on Thursday, addressed to American university students who have been relentlessly protesting against the Israeli genocide in Gaza and the US complicity in it.

“As the page of history is turning, you are standing on the right side of it,” read the letter, described as an “expression of empathy and solidarity” with students in US universities.

Sare, speaking to the Press TV website, said the US is home to immigrants from many parts of the world, so the awareness about the ongoing war perpetrated by the Israeli regime against Palestinians is considerably growing.

There are also many young Jewish Americans, she added, including some who left the Israeli military forces in disgust at their brutal war crimes against Palestinians.

“Many of the demonstrators on the campuses across the United States are also Jewish. They are opposing the investments of the universities in companies that do business with Israel,” she stated.

“They see this as a way to stop the support of genocide.”

Describing the process of usurpation of the Palestinian land, Ayatollah Khamenei in the widely-shared letter noted how Zionist capitalists, aided by the British government, transferred “thousands of terrorists” to Palestine following the World War.

These terrorists, the Leader added, killed and displaced tens of thousands of Palestinians before establishing the Israeli regime on the occupied land.

Diane said the students in US universities are showing “great courage” and many professors have also joined them in raising their voices against the events unfolding in the Gaza Strip.

“Unfortunately, because American history has been written by British authors, these students are not aware of the actual identity of the United States and her anti-colonial mission,” she stated.

Diane also slammed the American news media for being the mouthpieces of corporate groups.

“They are the mouthpiece of a bankrupt financial system and a group of billionaires who wish to destroy the new paradigm coming into existence with the BRICS and BRICS plus nations, which Iran is an important part of,” the politician based in New York City said.

“If the United States were acting in its self-interest, we would work with Russia and China and Iran and many nations for the development and freedom of mankind.”

She said it’s natural for human beings to hate oppression, including that unleashed on other human beings.

“Therefore there is a solidarity in standing for the dignity of man, and the younger people in the United States have not yet become cynical and abandoned this principle [solidarity with Palestinians],” Diane asserted.

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