Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Iran marks seizure of United States embassy 38 years on amid escalating encounter

News agencies described it as a Sejil surface-to-surface missile with a range of 1,200 miles.

The U.S. and Iran have not held formal diplomatic relations since the crisis, though President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, announced in 2015 they had reached a deal that would lift billions of dollars worth of sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran agreeing to severely restrict its nuclear production.

Mr Shamkhani, alluding to Mr Trump's threats against North Korea, said even USA allies know that Mr Trump "has no power to realise his bluffs, against Iran, too".

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.

Responding to Trump and his administration's attempts to isolate Iran diplomatically, Khamenei said his foes in the U.S.

Placards in Tehran reminded of USA -supported coups in Latin American and Asian countries. He also laid additional sanctions on Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

One of Iran's most powerful missiles, the Qadr, was prominently featured Saturday, along with anti-US and anti-Israel signs and chanting.

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 worldwide treaty will lose its credibility. A ballistic missile was put on display, as protesters burned American flags and Trump's effigies. Many Iranians call it the "den of spies".

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani highlighted Washington's hostilities and conspiracies against Tehran and said the Iranian nation has set a record in humiliating the United States and foiling its conspiracies.

A recent survey conducted by the Afkar Iranian Center, a public opinion polling institute, indicates that 94.5 percent of Iranians do not trust the United States.

Pointing to Iran's countermeasures against United States policies, AEOI head asserted that the Supervisory Committee on Implementation of the JCPOA monitors the actions and behaviors of the other party and makes appropriate decisions accordingly, so we have many scenarios, according to the steps they take, we will respond.

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