A lower key as Iran marks US embassy takeover

November 4, 2014 4:33 PM

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Thousands of Iranians chanted "Down with America" on Tuesday in rallies marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the annual show of America-bashing by Iran's hard-liners seemed to bring little public enthusiasm amid the push by moderate President Hassan Rouhani for a nuclear agreement with Washington.

More than 10,000 people joined the anniversary rally outside the former embassy compound in the capital. That was thousands less than the last year's rally, the first since Rouhani's election, when his hard-line rivals sought to make a resounding show of opposition to any concessions to the United S...

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