Anniversary of embassy siege in Iran shows rifts over U.S. nuclear pact

November 4, 2015 11:09 PM

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Anniversary of embassy siege in Iran shows rifts over U.S. nuclear pact

The 36th anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover in Tehran unfolded Wednesday with the familiar protests and chants of “Death to America.” But there was also a new twist: growing battles between hard-liners and their opponents over how much Iran will change after a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other powers.

And in the middle was Iran’s ultimate power, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is trying to fine-tune his message that the nuclear accord can stand, but future openings to Washington are not an option.

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