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Iran marks US embassy seizure

Thousands of Iranians have attended an anti-American demonstration in Tehran to commemorate the takeover of the US embassy there by Islamic militants after the revolution in 1979. The embassy seizure and the holding of US diplomats hostage for 444 days led to a rupture of relations between the two countries which persists today. The usual slogans – “Death to America! Death to Israel!” – were chanted by a crowd mainly made up of schoolchildren and conscripts, who had been given the day off and bussed in to take part in the rally. They gathered at the gate of the former American embassy, now a Revolutionary Guards base and occasional museum of US “atrocities” around the world. The annual commemoration is always an occasion for the airing of hardline views. Full Story

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