Iran: Thousands commemorate US Embassy takeover in Tehran

Thousands of people rallied to mark the 38th anniversary of the 1979 incident in which Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, holding 52 Americans hostage for 444 days, in the Iranian capital, Saturday. The 'Iran hostage crisis' started after hundreds of Iranian students, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the US Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. Fifty-two US... Еще diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days inside the embassy premises. It was widely seen in Iran as a blow against the US, its influence in Iran, and its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution. Each year, Iranians rally outside the former US Embassy building, also referred to as the “Den of Espionage,” to mark the event. This year, plenty of anti-Trump slogans and chants were present. One speaker accused the United States of committing «crimes» across the Muslim world. November 4, which falls on the 13th day of the Iranian calendar month of Aban, is also called the Student Day and the National Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance.

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