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Iranian marchers chant “Death to America” on eve of US oil sanctions

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Iranians chanting “Death to America” rallied on Sunday to mark both the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the imminent reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran’s key oil sector.

Thousands of students in the government-organised rally in the capital Tehran, broadcast live by state television, burned the Stars and Stripes, an effigy of Uncle Sam and pictures of President Donald Trump outside the leafy downtown compound that once housed the U.S. mission.

Hardline students stormed the embassy on Nov. 4, 1979 soon after the fall of the U.S.-backed Shah, and 52 Americans were held hostage there for 444 days. The two countries have been enemies, on opposite sides of Middle East conflict, ever since.

Iranian state media said millions turned out for rallies in most cities and towns around the country, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and its hardline top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The turnout figure could not be independently confirmed by Reuters.

Rallies replete with “Death to America” chants are staged on the embassy takeover anniversary every year. But U.S.-Iranian rancour is especially strong this time round following Trump’s decision in May to withdraw the United States from world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

The deal brought about the lifting of most international financial and economic sanctions on Iran in return for Tehran curbing its disputed nuclear activity under U.N. surveillance.

The restoration of U.S. sanctions on Monday targeting Iran’s oil sales and banking sectors is part of a wider effort by Trump to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes outright as well as support for proxy forces in conflicts across the Middle East.

The top commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said at the Tehran rally that Iran would resist and defeat a U.S. “psychological war” and the return of U.S. sanctions, meant to cripple the Islamic Republic’s oil exports and financial institutions.

“America has launched an economic and psychological war as a last resort … But America’s plots and its plans for sanctions will be defeated through continued resistance,” said Jafari.

In a speech on Saturday, Khamenei said Trump’s policies faced opposition around the world. “America’s goal has been to re-establish the domination it had (before 1979) but it has failed. America has been defeated by the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years,” he said.


24 Comments on "Iranian marchers chant “Death to America” on eve of US oil sanctions"

  1. Anonymous on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 9:25 am 

    “government organized” is all you need to know about that demonstration. The spontaneous ones tend to be anti mullah and pro US.

  2. Go Speed Racer on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 12:02 pm 

    Time for the jukebox,
    put in a quarter, and push F-16
    Here comes the record.,
    Now the needle is going down….

  3. Rick on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 12:12 pm 

    The US has shown its true colors: a criminal organization.

  4. Rick on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 12:20 pm 

    The US Empire doesn’t care about human rights.

  5. Chrome Mags on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 12:56 pm 

    Isn’t walking away from the agreement with Iran breach of contract?

    Anyway, in other news UAE made an oil & gas discovery:

    “The UAE’s flagship oil and gas company Adnoc has made a gas discovery of 15 trillion cu ft and a crude oil discovery of 1 billion barrels, Abu Dhabi’s Supreme Petroleum Council said Sunday at the presentation of the company’s five-year business plan until 2023.”

  6. Chrome Mags on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 1:10 pm

    Off topic, but a great video on Solar & wind in India.

  7. Anonymouse on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 1:36 pm 

    Rooters is a Jewish-Organized disinformation service.

  8. Antius on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 1:48 pm 

    Can it possibly be?

    I would love to see the left try to launch a civil war after a failed attempt to take the house. Watch them get shot in the hundreds of thousands.

  9. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:12 pm 


    If you believe what Zerohedge is saying..I have some magic beans I would love to sell you..

    Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says Oxford study

    People on the right are dumb as rocks..

  10. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:13 pm 

    They always lie and say they are chanting “Death to America”..And they lie and say Iran says they want to “Wipe Israel off of the map”..

  11. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:14 pm 


    Oh wow..A whole one billion barrels? The world consumed 37 billion last year alone..That is actually more evidence that we are running out fast..

  12. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:17 pm 

    Every country the US has invaded or has problems with now has oil..And they are all being accused of bogus crimes..

    Iraq and WMD’s

    Libya because their president was a dictator

    Syria because their president gassed his own people with chemical weapons.

    Iran because they are building WMD’s

    Russia because they interfered with our election..

    These are all baseless BS claims to try to get their oil reserves..

  13. Antius on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:34 pm 

    “If you believe what Zerohedge is saying..I have some magic beans I would love to sell you”

    It was vaguely funny the first time you said Mob. You’ve worn it out.

    In 36 hours we will know for sure.

  14. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 3:59 pm 


    No worries, I understand you have to use a news service that fits your distorted worldview!

  15. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 4:01 pm 

    For the first time since the Cuban crisis, nuclear war threat is real – Stephen Cohen

    Mother Russia is one false flag event away from a nuclear first strike! After that, Putin will surrender and beg for mercy

  16. Duncan Idaho on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 6:57 pm 

    “So the Democrats seek solace in their race and gender antics and the Republicans gaze longingly back at the year 1957, and the fate of the nation goes where it will.”

  17. boney joe on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 7:43 pm 

    Oh, Antius, we will know in short order that your ZeroHedge fantasies equate to stupid nonsense. Remember this on 10-25? “Antius 10-25:
    It’s early days, but it is beginning to look like the Dems may be toast in the mid terms.”

    Care to put your money where your mouth is?

    The Republicons are the party to watch for civil war. After all, only the members of one party (any guesses) have butchered 500 innocent Americans since 1990.

  18. boney joe on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 7:51 pm 

    Red state Democrats see last-minute surge in polls

    Red-state Arizona sees surge this year in Democrat voter registrations

  19. DerHundistLos on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 9:06 pm 

    For those who have not yet made up their mind for tomorrow’s election, think about this.

    Only the Democratic Party has consistently supported environmental and wildlife conservation regardless of administration. Sadly, the Republican Party is working overtime to destroy the natural world by selling America’s parks, repelling the highly successful Endangered Species Act, repelling the Migratory Bird Act, denying the reality of global climate change, etc.

    Think about this reality and the young members of your family,

  20. I AM THE MOB on Mon, 5th Nov 2018 9:10 pm 

    Housing market reminiscent of 2006 bubble, ready to burst – Nobel Prize-winning economist Shiller

  21. Antius on Tue, 6th Nov 2018 12:42 am 

    Peak Hydro.

    ‘Hydropower is the source of 71% of renewable energy throughout the world and has played a major role in the development of many countries.’

    ‘But researchers say the building of dams in Europe and the US reached a peak in the 1960s and has been in decline since then, with more now being dismantled than installed. Hydropower only supplies approximately 6% of US electricity.’

    ‘Dams are now being removed at a rate of more than one a week on both sides of the Atlantic.’

    The most important source of renewable electricity worldwide is hitting a peak. The problems are high environmental impact to river ecology, flooding of land, unexpectedly high costs.

    The same issues have halted the expansion of tidal barrages around the world.

  22. GetAVasectomyAndLetTheHumanSpecie on Tue, 6th Nov 2018 1:00 am 

    Tidal electrical generation is also a failure. A Canadian research program went bankrupt.

    Wither Tidal-Current Power?

    Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser

    In 2016, with considerable fanfare, the Cape Sharp Tidal (CST) company launched its “long-awaited” underwater test turbine in the Bay of Fundy. CST, co-owned by Nova Scotia’s Emera Inc. (EI), and the Irish co. OpenHydro Ltd. (OH), a subsidiary of the French co. Naval Energies, (NE), have hit the end of the road. Both CST and OH have now filed for bankruptcy.

    “Undersea turbines aim to harness the legendary tidal power off Nova Scotia,” Bay of Fundy – at least that was the idea …
    Photo credit: The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan.

    According to a CBC report (, Emera recently pulled out of the CST venture after “The surprise application by Naval Energies to Ireland’s High Court on July 26 requesting the liquidation of OpenHydro and Naval Energies’ subsequent statement that it will no longer support or invest in tidal turbines left Emera with no practical choice but to withdraw from Cape Sharp Tidal” ( ).

    As recently as Sept. 18, 2018, “An Irish technical team brought into work on the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in the Bay of Fundy is trying to determine why the machine’s rotor is not turning.” ( ).

    The Bay of Fundy

    The Bay of Fundy ( ) has one of the world’s largest tidal ranges, up to approximately 50 ft. (17 m) with some small sub-bays having even higher diurnal ranges. As you can imagine, the water mass regularly swapping in and out of the Bay of Fundy is in the order of 100 billion cubic meters, or about half a trillion gallons.

    With the changing tides, fish come into and move out of the Bay as well, not to mention the many visitors who, at low tide, are awestruck by walking on ground that a few hours later will again be several house-story’s deep under water.

    Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, at low tide; photo:

    Ocean Power Generation Ideas

    Tidal power generation ideas have come and gone. A few actually work, like the Annapolis Royal in Canada and France’s Saint-Servan water embayment systems and power plants. Most of the other ocean tidal and wave power ideas have failed. Apart from the fact that none of these forces are constant or steady, between tidal variations (particularly during storms) and the harsh corrosive environment of the ocean, and also the detrimental effects by barnacles and other marine growth, they rarely deliver even a fraction of the anticipated energy generation. For example, see the fates of the Pelamis system ( ) and the osmosis idea ( ). They all suffer from rapid wear and tear, material fatigue, corrosion, and other unforeseen technical problems.

    The CST tried to use the underwater currents associated with the incoming and outgoing tides to generate electric energy. For as yet unknown reasons, its turbine stopped turning. I have a hunch that seaweed (kelp, etc.) hanging up on the flukes is a major part of the problem. Barnacles and corrosion will do the rest.

    In Summary

    What may appear to be a “perfect” engineering design on a drafting table (oops, I mean computer design program) is no match for Mother Nature’s superior powers, especially when it comes to ocean power energy-generation ideas.

    Both the fish and visitors to the Bay of Fundy will keep enjoying the vistas and benefits of the way it is and, as I suspect, for a long time to come.

    Hydro-electric is not a panacea as some people claim too. Human are a failed experiment. Earth is a hostile place that is not welcoming of life.

  23. Go Speed Racer on Tue, 6th Nov 2018 4:40 am 

    Vote Republican.

    With Trump in the white house, he’s making
    tire fires great again.

    And do you really want to listen to the
    likes of Elizabeth Warren, claiming
    she is an Indian, or crazy Mad Maxine Waters,
    inciting rioting from her followers.

    Jobs not mobs, equals vote Republican.

    Also Trump will bomb bomb bomb,
    bomb bomb Iran.
    Fun for the whole family.

  24. Cloggie on Tue, 6th Nov 2018 2:09 pm 

    “Only the Democratic Party has consistently supported environmental and wildlife conservation regardless of administration.”

    The Dems mostly sought to destroy white wild life and replace it with brown wild life… so that they now can go at each others throat.

    “The two Americas are on a collision course today”

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