Iran names street after American activist

Tehran`s municipal council has named a street after an American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

Tehran: Tehran`s municipal council has named
a street after an American activist who was crushed to death
by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

The report in today`s edition of Hamshahri, a daily
affiliated with the municipality, says the council decided to
name the street Rachel Aliene Corrie.

The pro-Palestinian activist from Washington state was
trying to prevent what she and other activists believed was a
military push to demolish nearby Palestinian homes. Iran does
not recognise Israel.

The decision marks the first time since the 1979 Islamic
Revolution that an Iranian street has been named after a US
national.

Before the revolution, at least three main Tehran streets
were named after former US presidents.

PTI