08 November 2019 - 23:07
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Ayatollah Seddiqi hailed the massive turnout at nationwide rallies of November 4, when ‎Iranians mark the anniversary of the former US embassy takeover, and said that public ‎support for the rally meant a big no to any new talks with Washington.‎

RNA – Speaking during his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi hailed ‎the people’s massive turnout in the rallies to mark the 40th anniversary of the US embassy ‎takeover by the Iranian students, and lambasted the United States for its hostility and ‎illegitimate actions such as its unilateral withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal of 2015, officially ‎known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).‎

The senior cleric further praised the Iranian students who, on November 4, 1979, took over ‎the US embassy in Tehran, known as the den of espionage in Iran as the building was ‎revealed later, by surveying the seized documents, to be used by Washington for spying on ‎and plotting against the newly established democracy in Iran.‎

He also said that people’s participation in this year’s rallies for marking the anniversary of the ‎US embassy takeover was a big no to talks with Washington, saying that people in over ‎‎1,000 cities across the country attended the rallies to close the door to any negotiations with ‎the US forever.‎

He also scorned the French President’s call on Iran for negotiating with the US, stressing that ‎the domestic missile capabilities are non-negotiable.‎

Ayatollah Seddiqi also called on the Iranian authorities to only rely on domestic resources as ‎the only solution to the economic problems.‎

The cleric referred to the US role in the 1953 coup in Iran and condemned the US’ long ‎history of hostility towards the Iranian nation.‎

On Monday morning, Iranian people from all walks of life, including school and university ‎students, took to the streets to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979 ‎and commemorate the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National ‎Student Day in massive rallies.‎

Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by ‎Iranians as “the den of espionage” carried placards deploring the US hegemonic policies in ‎the world, and set fire at the US and Israeli flags to show protest at their crimes against ‎other nations.‎

Speaking in a cabinet session on Sunday afternoon, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said ‎that November 4 marks the participation of the Iranian students in the overall movement of ‎the Iranian nation towards independence.‎

He added that the occasion shows that the Iranian students vigilantly chose the justice-‎seeking path, saying that the embassy takeover was a reaction to the US intervention in ‎Iran’s internal affairs as it had done during the 1953 coup.‎

The president further recalled the US re-imposition of sanctions on November 4 last year, ‎noting that the US sanctioning policy against Iran has failed.‎

He added that Americans must have realized they are not following a winning path through ‎the sanctions. ‎

Source: FarsNews

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