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Iran’s Foreign Stance as of the Anniversary of the Hostage Crisis

By INU staff

INU- Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis and as is the case every year, the occasion prompted celebration from the clerical regime and its supporters. CBS News reported that thousands of people gathered outside of the site of the hostage taking in Tehran, now an Islamic cultural center and museum known as the “den of spies,” to chant “Death to America” and burn American, British, and Israeli flags. Similar gatherings took place in other cities.

While CBS put this anniversary in context with the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, which are now less than 20 days from their deadline, Voice of America featured interviews with some of the victims of the hostage crisis and called into question the wisdom of the American approach to dealing with Iran today.

“Watching this farce of negotiations with Iran continues to open old wounds,” said one victim, Kevin Hermering, who added, “All of the [U.S.] administrations for the last 35 years have represented the interests of Iran over the interests of Americans.”

 

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