DUBÍA, 4 Nov. (Reuters / EP) –
Thousands of Iranian citizens have celebrated this Monday to the cry of “Death to America” the fortieth anniversary of the taking of the US Embassy in Tehran, just one day after the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised that he will not withdraw the prohibition to start talks with the United States.
The state television network has shown images of streets full of people around the former American diplomatic legation, dubbed the “spy's lair” since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Across the country, according to the official press, They have held marches and rallies in some 1,000 communities.
Radical students took the U.S. Embassy shortly after the fall of Shá Reza Pahlevi, supported by US authorities, and kept 52 Americans kidnapped inside the legation for 444 days. Since then, relations between the two countries are non-existent.
On Sunday, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reaffirmed the ban on talks with the United States and stressed that the two countries are irreconcilable enemies. “Those who believe that negotiations with the enemy will solve our problems are 100 percent wrong,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Iranian Parliament has given its initial approval to a measure that will require textbooks in coelgios to address “United States crimes.” Parliamentarians have also shouted “death to America” during the session.
Relations between the two countries have been in a new crisis since in 2018 the president of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to unilaterally abandon the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 with the Islamic Republic, which established the stoppage of sanctions in exchange of a reduction in the atomic program of the Ayatollah regime.
After leaving the nuclear agreement, the United States reactivated the sanctions against oil from Iran and other key sectors, arguing that the Tehran government would be forced to negotiate a broader pact.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has banned the Iranian authorities from maintaining contacts with the United States unless the US authorities agree to retake the 2015 nuclear pact and withdraw sanctions against Tehran.