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Iran marks 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover with 'Down With America' signs — and a missile

Iran marks 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover with 'Down With America' signs — and a missile

Iran on Saturday held the heavily choreographed pageant of anti-Americanism that marks the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran amid worsening relations with the Trump administration and uncertainty about the fate of its nuclear agreement with world powers.

This year’s anniversary was commemorated under cloudy, polluted skies in Tehran, where elderly enthusiasts of Iran’s theocracy took to the streets despite air quality that made it difficult for many to take deep breaths.

Thousands gathered on the campus of the former U.S. Embassy, dubbed a “den of espionage,” where a ballistic missile was displayed. News agencies described it as a Sejil...

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