Skip to comments.American flags burned as 10,000 Iranians protest on US Embassy siege anniversary
Posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by Dave346
TEHRAN -- At least 10,000 Iranians protested outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran Monday, burning American flags and effigies of Barack Obama on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the building.
Annual demonstrations take place at the site, marking the date on which activists stormed the embassy 34 years ago and took 52 staff hostage for 444 days -- an act that severed diplomatic ties with the U.S. for more than three decades.
But this years demonstration was larger than usual, fueled by anger among Iranians at President Hassan Rouhani's recent moves to reopen dialogue with the West.
The crowd comprised mainly students and old revolutionaries from 1979, with equal numbers of men and women. It was at least ten times bigger than in previous years.
The air was thick with smoke as countless U.S. and Israeli flags went up in flames, accompanied by chants of "death to America" and the waving of anti-U.S. banners.
Reporters were issued with press credentials marked with the phrase "down with U.S.A."
Several protesters told NBC News they were taking part because they did not trust the U.S. and did not want Iran to do a deal with its arch-enemy.
On Saturday, an editorial by conservative newspaper Kayhan warned against trusting the U.S. in current nuclear negotiations, Reuters said. The editorial said there were signs that "the Americans are aiming to trick the Islamic Republic" in the next round of talks this week.
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And the nuclear talks should go well with this new tone from Iran.
See, the administration is correct. Iran does like us. /s
Effigies of Odungo? That’s racist Iran!
This would be the perfect venue to test a neutron bomb . . . just sayin’ . . .
“American flags burned”
Yawn......................thats so 1980s.
NBC engaging in diversion. Let’s all shout USA! USA! while America goes down the tube because of this government and their shills in the media.
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The thugs in charge of Iran hate us... we all know that...
What an impressive turnout.
Meanwhile, the 77 million other Iranians stayed home and shared cat videos on Facebook.
drop a bar of soap on them.
LOL! That would be more cruel than a neutron bomb.
Mac daddy will send them $15,000,000,000 and they will use it to make more weapons.
The idiot has pissed on every corner of the Globe.
‘Gonzo Station’ bump !
Besides, Iran doesn't have anything to launch nukes with and would have to rely on sneaking dirty bombs in leaky, old rustbuckets.
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And you know, we'd turn Iran to glass. That would fix whatever they already did to us by surprise.
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Besides, we don't want to hurt foreign trade or divert big government spending away from the bureaucrats, public school teachers and regulatory offices.
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(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009
And the mullahs would abide by MAD (mutually assured destruction doctrine) and wouldn't want the Muslim world incited against us by large Iranian casualty numbers.
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Let's make some stupid jokes. Maybe the problem will just go away.
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Or we could follow the Brit propaganda to keep the Iranians focused against Israel and make friends with Iran. That way, Iran will only attack Israel. [Big chunk of irony and sarcasm there for the more slippery neo-Nazis of today.]
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(4,000 kilometer rangewill reach the VaticanMay 16th, 2007)
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