Iran: Thousands march on 1979 anniversary, chant anti-Israel, anti-US slogans

Iranians have taken to the streets across the nation to commemorate the anniversary of the takeover of the American embassy in Tehran 38 years ago.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student revolutionaries climbed over the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran and seized dozens of Americans, holding them hostage for 444 days.

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said this week that Iran must resist the United States.

Iran's powerful Qadr missile was paraded at the event, and protesters held aloft anti-Trump and anti-Israel signs, and chanted anti-U.S. slogans.

Hundreds of Iranian militant students stormed the U.S. Embassy after the overthrow of the U.S. -backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian university students took over the U.S. diplomatic mission, which they believed had turned into a centre of espionage aimed at overthrowing the then-nascent Islamic Republic.

The siege led to a break in diplomatic relations that remains severed to this day.

Trump last month refused to recertify the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, slamming Tehran for what he called violations of the "spirit" of the agreement - in part for its continued testing of ballistic missiles and its support for extremists in the Middle East.

And yet, the former president saw fit to sign a deal that gave the Iranians tens of billions of dollars to spend on weapons to destroy us while allowing the regime to continue in its quest to build a nuclear weapon.

They also burned the USA and Israel flags as well as an effigy of President Donald Trump, the reports said. The event was one of the defining moments of the Iranian Revolution - and marked the beginning of decades of emnity between Iran and the U.S. "Many Iranians call it the 'den of spies.'" It seems incredible that after 38 years, Iran has not been called to account for not only violating worldwide law by seizing our embassy, but torturing and mistreating the hostages at the time.