Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) second-in-command, said during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 U.S. embassy siege in Tehran: “America is no longer number one and the first power of the world. America’s political will can no longer manage political and military developments in…the world of Islam. America’s political power has strongly declined.”
Every year on Nov. 3-4, Iran celebrates the 444-day siege of the U.S. Embassy when more than 50 diplomats and staff were taken hostage.
Protesters chanted “Death to America.”
“Our fight with the Americans will continue,” Salami said. “Pursuing our ideals in the world of Islam and in Iran, we will recognize no stopping point or red line.”