Friday, 17 November, 2017

Massive rallies marks 1979 USA embassy seizure in Iran

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Wilma Wheeler | 07 November, 2017, 00:31

Iran has put on a show of force to mark the anniversary of the 1979 United States embassy takeover and hostage crisis, amid uncertainty over Tehran's nuclear deal with the West. Last month, Trump broke ranks with European allies, Russian Federation and China by refusing to re-certify Iran's compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, reached during his predecessor Barack Obama's tenure. "And when a missile is tested thousands of kilometers away, after [issuing empty] threats, all their president does is put out a tweet", he said.

A crowd chanted "Death to Israel" and "Down with the U.S." during the celebration.

Thirty eight years ago, student activists stormed the USA diplomatic compound, taking 52 embassy staff hostage.

It comes amid uncertainty about its nuclear deal with world powers after U.S. president Donald Trump announced he was decertifying the accord.

Touching upon the refusal of US President Trump to approve JCPOA, Salehi said he makes unfounded and false claims against Iran at the United Nations General Assembly, against the Iranian nation, which shows the true nature of the American politicians.

The US Congress must now make a decision regarding the nuclear deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

In a recent remark, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Washington Iran's "number one enemy", accusing it of "bullying" over the deal and "holding grudges" against "a tireless and resilient nation". In a potential violation of the JCPOA's terms, Trump encouraged nations to cut economic ties with Iran because of its support for groups deemed terrorist organizations by the USA government.

Responding to Trump and his administration's attempts to isolate Iran diplomatically, Khamenei said his foes in the U.S.

Turnout for the annual Iranian street rallies that commemorate the embassy takeover, a pivotal event of the Islamic Revolution, appeared higher this year, than when Barack Obama pursued detente with Tehran. State television said similar celebrations were being held in other Iranian cities and towns.

Shamkhani, alluding to Trump's threats against North Korea, said even USA allies know that Trump "has no power to realize his bluffs, against Iran, too".

Speaking about the students who stormed the USA embassy, Iran's former chief delegate to the United Nations, Rajaie-Khorassani said, "I don't know if the intention of these boys is to prevent any movement toward the United States, but it is one of the inevitable consequences".


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