Iranians hold nationwide rally to mark anniversary of US embassy takeover
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Iranians hold nationwide rally to mark anniversary of US embassy takeover

Tehran, Nov 4: Thousands of Iranians have staged a rally in Tehran marking the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover as Washington restores all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal.

Demonstrators in Tehran gathered on Sunday outside the former US diplomatic mission, also known as the “Den of Espionage,” chanting slogans against the United States, reports Press TV.

The 13th of Aban in the Iranian calendar has been named in the country as the Student Day and the Day of Struggling against World Arrogance.

On 13th of Aban 1358 (Nov 4, 1979) Iranian students took over the US embassy in Tehran which they believed had turned into a center of espionage, plotting to overthrow the nascent Islamic Republic, and held 52 American diplomats for 444 days.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday "the US has been trying for the past 40 years to regain the domination it had over Iran under the Shah but to no avail". (UNI)