Seizure of U.S. embassy was a symbol of Iranian youth’s bravery - Iranian Supreme Leader
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says that the university students' seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 was a sign of the bravery of the revolutionary younger generation of Iran, Mehrnews reported.
The 13th of Aban in the Iranian calendar, which corresponds to November 4, is Iran's national day of struggle against the global arrogance (imperialist powers) and the anniversary of the university students' seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, which was called the Den of Spies. It was also the anniversary of the exile of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, in 1964.
U.S. seeks master and slave relations with nations
The 13th of Aban is also a symbol of the United States' avarice, the Leader noted, adding, "The Iranian nation must keep in mind that the United States never seeks normal relations with other countries; rather it seeks some sort of master and slave relations as well as the exploitation of their resources."
If no country confronts the United States, it will "trample upon the dignity of nations," he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks are "soft" on the surface but are actually like "an iron hand in a velvet glove."
"Today, the Iranian nation is stronger than ever and the enemies are weaker and more hated than at any other time, but the enemy's plots must never be ignored," the Leader observed.
He also urged the Iranian youth to increase their insight into global events and called them the "sources of national pride."
In addition, the Leader described the post-election unrest of 2009 as a great sedition and added that the plot was foiled by the effective presence of the youth.