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Iranians hold rallies to mark US Embassy takeover

07 November, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

Trump also refused to recertify and threatened to terminate the hard-won Iran nuclear accord, saying it was "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into".

"And when a missile is tested thousands of kilometers away, after (issuing empty) threats, all their president does is put out a tweet", he said in an apparent reference to North Korea's missile tests.

Iran's supreme leader blasted President Donald Trump's harsh condemnation of his country last month, and emphasized his commitment to resisting US attempts to renegotiate a multilateral nuclear treaty and to defending his country's reputation from accusations by Washington.

In 1979, hundreds of Iranian militant students took 52 Americans hostage at the embassy for 444 days to protest Washington's refusal to hand over the Western-backed shah, who was deposed in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. A number of Iranian officials have responded to Trump's controversial move with outrage, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's top authority, attacked the USA president for aiming his rhetoric at Iran as a whole, rather than just its leadership. Trump's decision did not undo the agreement, which European countries and Iran continue to support, but allows Congress to decide whether to reimpose certain sanctions against the Islamic Republic. He called the U.S. the "eternal enemy" of Iran. The rally, which commemorates the students who led the takeover of the building on September 3, 1979, also served as a unified denouncement of USA -imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Iranians who gathered at the embassy echoed the defiant words of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who last week called the United States Iran's "No. 1 enemy".




Given that the JCPOA a win-win deal, Salehi said, Iran is trying to keep it alive and all the parties involved need to be committed to their obligations; it is in the interest of NPT too, since if JCPOA does not work, not only the NPT, but also any other global treaty will lose its credibility.

"The United States must convince Iran that its security would be enhanced through regional arms control".

Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, was critical of Trump at a rally Saturday.

Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.

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