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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

March Against U.S.

TEHRAN () -- Thousands of Iranians marched to the former U.S. Embassy on Sunday, burning American flags and chanting "Death to America'' to mark the 17th anniversary of the seizure of the compound by Moslem militants.

"This was the nest of spies where the Americans hatched their plots against our nation,'' Parliament Speaker Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri told a rally outside the embassy.

Nateq-Nouri was interrupted not only with anti-American chants but cries of "death to Israel'' from the crowd of about 10,000 men, women and children.

The United States severed ties with Iran in 1980 after the embassy seizure in which militant students held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.