Da bemühen sie sich in Washington beständig um Dialog, lassen selbst nach einem vom Iran geplanten Mordkomplott auf amerikanischem Boden keine Taten folgen – und Teheran dankt es ihnen so:
Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy on Friday with burning flags and chants of „Death to America,“ escalating its anti-U.S. rhetoric ahead of the release of a pivotal U.N. report on its nuclear program.
Thousands of students burned the Stars and Stripes, an effigy of Uncle Sam and pictures of President Barack Obama outside the leafy downtown Tehran compound that once housed the U.S. mission.
The embassy was stormed by hardline students on November 4 1979, shortly after Iran’s Islamic revolution toppled the U.S.-backed shah, and 52 Americans were held hostage there for 444 days. The two countries have been enemies ever since.
Tehran has raised the volume of its anti-American rhetoric since October when the United States accused Iran of plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington. Iran calls the accusations false.