Saturday, 7 December 2013


Mandela recieves an honorary PhD from Tehran University in 1992 (source)


Nicosia, Cyprus - Nelson Mandela placed a wreath at Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine on Tuesday in acknowledgment of Iran's steadfast stand against apartheid, Tehran radio reported.

Iran, which often refers to itself as the defender of the world's oppressed people, has been among the most outspoken Middle Eastern countries in condemning apartheid.

"We are here to thank the Iranian government and nation for their support in black people's struggle against apartheid," the radio quoted Mr. Mandela as saying after arriving in Tehran Tuesday. The report was monitored in Nicosia

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