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Anti-US talk dominates Iranian media on anniversary of hostage crisis

Across Iran, solemn speeches on the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover praised Tehran's defiance and expressed reservations about engaging with Washington.
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.

Iranian students holding pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stand in front of an anti U.S. mural, painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi  (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR2TLUF

On the 37th anniversary of the incidents known as the Iran hostage crisis, most Iranian outlets focused on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speech commemorating the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran, signaling his objection to further negotiations with Washington.

On Nov. 4, 1979, a group of Iranian university students seized the embassy of the United States and held 52 Americans hostage for over a year. On April 7, 1980, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Iran.

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