May 23, 1995 in Nation/World

Iranian Paper Cites American Terrorism

Compiled From Wire Services

An Iranian newspaper says the banning of traffic in front of the White House is proof that “terrorism is made in the U.S.A.”

“The big concrete barriers on Pennsylvania Avenue, right in front of the president’s residence, will remain a tangible and very concrete evidence that there is domestic terrorism - naturally a well organized one - in America,” Kayhan International said in an editorial Monday.

The English-language newspaper, which backs President Hashemi Rafsanjani’s government, said the street closure would “make the onlookers realize that terrorism is made in the U.S.A.”

President Clinton on Saturday ordered two long blocks of the sixlane Pennsylvania Avenue closed to vehicles.

Iran is angry at Clinton’s allegations that Tehran is a top sponsor of international terrorism.

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