Massive rallies marks 1979 US embassy seizure in Iran

In 1979, 39 years ago today, the US embassy in Iran was overrun by student demonstrators who supported Iran’s Islamic revolution. The anniversary has become a day of Iranian nationalism.

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    In 1979, 38 years ago today, the US embassy in Iran was overrun by student demonstrators who supported Iran’s Islamic revolution.

    The anniversary has become a day of Iranian nationalism.

    This year, amid strained relations between Tehran and Washington over the nuclear deal and belligerent rhetoric from US President Donald Trump, the traditional display of military strength has taken on added significance.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.


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