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November 3, 2015 10:51 am

Khamenei: ‘Death to America’ Slogan Refers to US Policies, Not American People

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan "Death to America" while meeting with Iranian students. Photo: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan “Death to America” while meeting with Iranian students. Photo: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

The slogan “Death to America” is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran’s supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting with Iranian students ahead of the anniversary of the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979. Militant students stormed the compound and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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