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“Death to America”: Iranians mark 1979 U.S. embassy seizure

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 5, 2019 13:16

“Death to America”: Iranians mark 1979 U.S. embassy seizure

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” near the old U.S. embassy, the 40th anniversary on the seizure of the mission, with the country’s army chief comparing the United States with a poisonous scorpion intent on harming Iran. Crowds packed the streets around the former mission, dubbed the “den of spies” after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. Marches and rallies were being held in some 1,000 communities across the country. Hardline Islamist students stormed the embassy soon after the fall of the U.S.-backed shah, and 52 Americans were held hostage there for 444 days. The two countries have been enemies ever since.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 5, 2019 13:16