Iran marks 31 years since US embassy takeover

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 4, 2010 12:25

Thousands of Iranians participated in a mass rally on Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the US embassy takeover in Teheran, news agencies reported.

In November 1979, Islamic students seized the embassy and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

Thursday's rally was an anti-US protest with attendees chanting "death to America" as well as anti Israel slurs.


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