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News number: 9107116486

14:27 | 2012-11-02

Politics

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Rallies Held Throughout Iran to Mark US Embassy Takeover

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranians in different cities across the country took part in massive rallies chanting "Death to America" to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979.



Thousands of Iranians from all walks of life, comprising students, university students, and business persons, commemorated the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National Student Day on Friday.

Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by the Iranians as "the den of spies" vowed to follow the path of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, and renewed allegiance to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

The demonstrators also condemned the US-led western sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the United States is the main enemy of the Iranian nation.

Since the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranians have been celebrating the occasion every year by holding rallies on the anniversary and marking it as the National Day against the 'Global Arrogance'.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian university students took over the building to thwart what they called Washington's plots against the Islamic Revolution.

Inside the embassy, the students found shredded documents which proved their convictions.