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November 6, 2013 12:40 pm

‘Death to America’ Concert in Tehran

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Footage from a concert in Iran that heralded "Death to America," on November 5, 2013, in honor of the storming of the American embassy in 1979. Photo: Screenshot

Footage from a concert in Iran that heralded "Death to America," on November 5, 2013, commemorating the storming of the American embassy in 1979. Photo: Screenshot

A concert was held Tuesday on the site of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran where Iranians chanted “Death to America” to mark the anniversary of the storming and hostage taking at the embassy, in 1979, when student revolutionaries held 52 U.S. diplomats hostage for 444 days.

Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday that the chants during the concert were echoed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which said on its website that “Death to America” will remain their slogan, while other Iranian politicians swore to increase the size of this year’s celebration in the face of rapprochement with the West .

“Death to America is the manifestation of our nation’s determination and resistance against the dominance of oppressive and untrustworthy America,” it said on its sepahnews.com website. “The revolutionary hatred of Iranians will be manifested nationwide with slogans of ‘Death to America.'”

But Al Arabiya reported that other Iranians are split over whether the chant is still appropriate. Last week, it said the Tehran municipality removed anti-American posters from the streets of the capital.

Despite the chanting, Iranian negotiators will continue to discuss the future of the country’s nuclear program in Geneva later this week.

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  • R

    Let’s tell Iran the truth: they don’t have a nuclear program that works because they’re not smart enough to figure it out. Maybe they want a nice country like Israel, to share it’s information with them, y’know…like say…well, if ya mix A wit’ D and toss in a little bit o’ B, y’se c’n make a bomb…bu’ be careful guys….we gave ya all the ingredients but y’se still don’t have the Jew-boy Smarts.

    The problem is simple: The Iranians are too dumb to figure out the necessary nuclear physics to make a bomb. They’d be smart if they stop their program before one of their scientists mixes the wrong chemicals together and blows up their whole fucking country by mistake. OOOOOPS! duuuuuuuuuh…there goes Tehran.

    Let’s face it, guys, y’se ain’t smart enough. Abd besides, don’tcha think yer’ country is being watched 29 hours a day? SUCKERSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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