Iran displays missile during anniversary of US Embassy takeover

Tehran: Iran put a ballistic missile on display as thousands marched in Tehran to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy that led Washington to cut diplomatic ties with the country.

One of Iran’s most powerful missiles, the Qadr, was prominently featured along with anti-U.S. and anti-Israel signs and chants, reported CNN.

The crowds were heard chanting “Down with the US” and “Death to Israel” slogans.

They also burned the U.S. and Israel flags as well as an effigy of President Donald Trump, the reports said.

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student revolutionaries climbed over the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seized dozens of Americans, holding them hostage for 444 days.

Trump refused to recertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in October.

The U.S. has imposed more sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program.

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had said that Tehran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes and does not believe it to be a violation of international accords. (ANI)