The statement issued on Wednesday commemorated the anniversary of the US embassy takeover by students as a symbol of the nation’s resistance against global arrogance and American hegemony, saying the developments unfolding today in the region and elsewhere in the world foretell America’s decline.
It said the occasion is a symbol of the Iranian people’s “oppression-fighting, freedom-seeking, resistance and perseverance” against the greed and hegemonic policies of the criminal US regime.
“Now, after over four decades of the Islamic Republic’s blessed existence, we are still witnessing repeated hostilities and inhumane conspiracies of the American terrorist regime and the fake Zionist regime against the people and the [government] of the Islamic Republic,” the Armed Forces’ statement read.
It then enumerated the crimes perpetrated by the “terrorist-nurturing” US regime and its allies against Iran, including the draconian sanctions, attempts to hamper Iran’s nuclear progress, the assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists, the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and the destabilization of the country by different means, such as the latest cyber-attack on gas stations.
In spite of the aforementioned hurdles, the Iranian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff continued, the Iranian people and government have managed to unmask the decline of the United States’ fake and evil grandeur throughout the world.
Also, the Iranian Defense Ministry said in a statement that November 4 is a symbol of resistance against oppression and the arrogant powers in the world.
The day is a symbol of the vigilance and awareness of the Iranian youth and the intelligence and strength of the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran against oppression, tyranny, and arrogance, said the statement.
The day is a symbol of resistance against oppression and the arrogant powers of the world, it added.
Referring to the battle between right and wrong, the statement added that God has promised that the victory will be for the right front.
Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian nation, under the guidance of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, has taken many steps on the path, the statement reminded.
Iranian people and students participated in rallies in Tehran and other cities of the country on Thursday to mark the 1979 seizure of the US embassy, lauding the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for its successful operation to take back Iran’s oil cargo from Washington in the Sea of Oman.
The Iranian people, including school and university students, in different cities across the country participated in massive rallies, chanting “Down with the US” and “Down with Israel” slogans to show their strong condemnation of Washington’s policies against Iran.
The Iranian people from all walks of life, most of them wearing face masks and meeting social distancing regulations due to the coronavirus epidemic, 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 on Thursday.
They also underlined support and hailed the IRGC naval forces for saving an Iran-owned oil cargo stolen by the US in the Sea of Oman.
The IRGC naval forces fought off a US attempt to steal an Iranian oil cargo in the Sea of Oman in a flagrant violation of international rules, seen as yet another move to escalate tensions against Tehran. The US seized a tanker carrying Iranian oil for exports in the waters of the Sea of Oman and transferred its crude shipment to another tanker, voyaging towards an unknown destination. The IRGC naval forces took immediate action to surround the tanker and landed troops on the deck of the vessel in heliborne operations and directed it towards the territorial waters of Iran.
Then several US military helicopters and warships rushed to seize the tanker but failed thanks to the decisive and mighty action of the Iranian naval forces.
The American forces again attempted to block the path of the tanker by more warships and helicopters, but were again pushed back. The oil tanker is currently in the territorial waters of Iran.
Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by the Iranians as ‘the den of spies’ carried placards deploring the US hegemonic policies in the world, and set fire at the US flag to show protest at its crimes against other nations.