Iranians burn a doll representing Israel and America during a demonstration outside the former United States embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2017, marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979. They also burned flags of both the United States and Israel as well as an effigy of president Donald Trump.
The US Congress must now make a decision regarding the nuclear deal, which saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.
On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian university students took over the U.S. diplomatic mission, which they believed had turned into a centre of espionage aimed at overthrowing the then-nascent Islamic Republic.
The US cut its diplomatic relations with Iran following the embassy takeover and has had no diplomatic relations since. In a potential violation of the JCPOA's terms, Trump encouraged nations to cut economic ties with Iran because of its support for groups deemed terrorist organizations by the US government. It was the first time Iran had displayed a missile during the annual gathering.
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Though U.S. diplomats and Central Intelligence Agency officers shredded thousands of documents before the students entered the building, the Iranian researchers spent years piecing each paper slice back together.
The historic pact between Iran and major powers, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was concluded in 2015 and went into force in January 2016, a year before Trump took office.
"Instead of confronting Iran directly, the United States should pursue a different strategy-one predicated on sticking to the JCPOA and engaging with Iran and other regional players on the broader set of security challenges in the Middle East", he said.
Shamkhani, alluding to Trump's threats against North Korea, said even US allies know that Trump "has no power to realize his bluffs, against Iran, too".
Khamenei's remarks Thursday came just ahead of the National Day in the Fight Against Global Arrogance, traditionally recognized on the 4th of Aban on the Iranian Shamsi calendar, a date that falls on Saturday. "The enmity with America will continue and our resistance will as well".