Iranian Students Accuse Israel of Providing Troops to Help the Shah

Leaflets distributed in front of the Iranian Consulate in Manhattan today by members of the Iranian Students Association, protesting the Shah’s policies in violence-racked Iran, accused Israel of providing troops to reinforce the Shah’s military forces in putting down riots. The Iranian students staged a protest march this morning, stopping in front of the Iranian Consulate.

One of their flyers said that “tanks, armored personnel carriers and troops with fixed bayonets patrolled all major cities” in Iran. “The Shah banned all gatherings of more than two people and backed up his orders through “shoot to kill’ with troops reinforcements–from Israel.” The word “Israel” was underlined in the flyer. Earlier in the week, in Jerusalem, Acting Premier Yigael Yadin termed similar allegations being spread world-wide as malicious lies spread by hostile elements.

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