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Iran: Tehran celebrates US Embassy take-over anniversary02:27

Iran: Tehran celebrates US Embassy take-over anniversary

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
November 4, 2015 at 10:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of Iranians, with large number of students among them, celebrated on the streets of Tehran, Wednesday, the 36th anniversary of the US Embassy take-over in November 4 of 1979.

Demonstrators burnt US and Israeli flags, as well flying banners opposing US and Israeli 'crimes' in the Middle East, affecting countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The demonstration took place on the sidelines of ongoing rallies held to mark the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance.

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 of 1979. Fifty-two US 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 and its influence in Iran and its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution.

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Thousands of Iranians, with large number of students among them, celebrated on the streets of Tehran, Wednesday, the 36th anniversary of the US Embassy take-over in November 4 of 1979.

Demonstrators burnt US and Israeli flags, as well flying banners opposing US and Israeli 'crimes' in the Middle East, affecting countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The demonstration took place on the sidelines of ongoing rallies held to mark the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance.

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 of 1979. Fifty-two US 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 and its influence in Iran and its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution.

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