Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei: 'Death to America' slogan refers to US policies, not the people

November 3, 2015 10:00 AM

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TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's supreme leader says the slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website says Tuesday he made the comment while meeting with Iranian students ahead of the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979. Militant students stormed the compound and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

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