4 November 2022

On the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the IRGC’s commander contended that “the enemies are well aware that we will definitely respond to their interventionist and mischievous behaviour; but now, we cannot say where and how this will take place”. Iran’s army also issued a statement claiming that “the White House rulers, in cooperation with their regional allies like the Zionist [ie, Israel] and Saudi regimes, have launched a hybrid war, with a focus on the warfare of perception, using their media empire against the Iranian nation, not least the youth”. Marking the anniversary, the State Department asserted: “We remain committed to securing the release of all wrongfully detained U.S. citizens” in Iran.

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