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Iran Marks Anniversary of US Embassy Takeover

Iran Marks Anniversary of US Embassy Takeover
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By Staff, Agencies

Iranians, mostly students, took part in nationwide rallies on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran and condemn the US policies against the Islamic Republic.

Demonstrators marked the anniversary of the landmark move at the venue of the former US embassy in Tehran, which is known by Iranians as the “Den of Espionage”.

Protesters also chanted slogans against the US, the ‘Israeli’ regime and arrogant powers plotting against Iran.

On November 4, 1979, and in less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students who called themselves "students following the path of [the late] Imam [Khomeini]" seized the US embassy in Tehran, which had become a center of espionage and planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic system in Iran.

The students who seized the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic Republic.

Every year on the 13th day of the Iranian month of Aban [which this year falls on November 4], the Iranian nation, particularly students, hold rallies across the country to mark the day.

In November 2018, the US government decided to re-impose what it calls crippling sanctions on Iran on the anniversary of the embassy takeover.