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Iran Celebrates Anniversary Embassy Takeover

A fond look back by the DNC’s Associated Press:


Iranians Mark Anniversary Of U.S. Embassy Takeover

Nov 4, 2006 7:03 pm US/Eastern

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran Thousands of Iranians, including elementary school students, chanted anti-U.S. and anti-Israel slogans Saturday and burned flags of the two countries to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover by militant students.

Demonstrators who gathered outside the former U.S. embassy warned Washington to learn from the incident.

Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iranians have celebrated the Nov. 4 takeover of the embassy, when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.

"The Americans should have learned from the seizure of their embassy; they should know that threats will not affect the Iranian nation," Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, speaker of Iran’s parliament, said during the ceremony…

The demonstration came in the midst of 10 days of war games in Iran. On Saturday, the exercises included the participation of some 30,000 ground forces.

Funny, the article fails to note that the Presidency and both Houses of Congress were in the hands of the Democrats.

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