November 4, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Tehnra, Iran – Iranians have taken to the streets across the nation to commemorate the anniversary of the takeover of the American embassy in Tehran November 4, 1979.
Iranian university students took over the US diplomatic mission because it was serving as a center of espionage which wanted to overthrow the new Islamic Republic.
52 Americans were held for 444 days which turned into a massive diplomatic crisis.
In an address to the Saturday rally in Tehran that was attended by thousands of people, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that the US’s foreign policy had failed.
“American politicians and people are having second thoughts about their choice of president and acknowledge that the US has been defeated in the realization of its foreign policy,” Shamkhani said.
“The US has long been dealt blows by our country and our region and thus regularly bares its warmongering teeth. And when a missile is tested thousands of kilometers away, after [issuing empty] threats, all their president does is put out a tweet,” he said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.