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Anti-U.S. protest outside former embassy in Tehran

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 01:22

Demonstrators gather outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran to mark the anniversary of its takeover in 36 years ago. Diane Hodges reports.

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NAT OF CROWD CHANTING "Death to America" -- words that united Iranian students who had taken over the U.S. embassy in 1979, are now begin shouted again...on this, the 36th anniversary of the take-over. In 1979, students carried effigies of then-president Jimmy Carter. Now, protesters are burning images of President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabian King Salman. But the attacks are aimed at the U.S. government, not at its citizens, according to Parliament member Ahmad Tavakkoli. (SOUNDBITE) (Farsi) AHMAD TAVAKKOLI, IRANIAN MP, SAYING: "The people's intention is not to insult the American nation. It targets the policies they implement, their arrogance, their totalitarian mood." But some are not quite so diplomatic. VOXPOP (FARSI) WOMAN PROTESTER, SAYING: "We consider America the enemy of Islam, the enemy of the Iranian nation, and we will follow the words of our dear leader and fight against them as long as we live." Iran's leaders recently reached an agreement with the West that regulates their nuclear industry. But for some citizens in Tehran, the agreement has done nothing to ease decades-old resentment of the West in general, and America in particular.

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Anti-U.S. protest outside former embassy in Tehran

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 01:22