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Tehran - 4 November 2018
1. Wide of demonstrators setting fire to Israeli and US flags near the former US embassy
2. Close of flags burning, protesters chanting, UPSOUND (Farsi) “Death to America – death to Israel”
3. Wide of demonstrators holding placards and chanting, UPSOUND (Farsi) “Death to America”
4. Banner depicting US President Donald Trump and a quote from Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, reading (English) “These theatrical games of madness will not go unanswered”
5. Close of placard depicting Qassem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, tugging Trump’s ear
6. Female demonstrators holding placards and chanting
7. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander-in-chief of Revolutionary Guards:
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“Mr. Trump. Never threaten Iran because moans of the frightened US forces in Tabas (referring to failed Operation Eagle Claw in 1980 aimed at releasing US hostages) can still be heard. Still moans of your terrified sailors and your British friends in the Persian Gulf can be heard.”
8. Wide of demonstrators chanting
9. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander-in-chief of Revolutionary Guards:
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“The strategy of resistance and standing up to (American) imperialism is the only way to defeat enemies of Islam and Muslims. The Iranian nation, with its steadfast resolve and by following the path of its religious saints, can overcome this economic war, and failure of the sanctions project is imminent.”
10. Wide of rally
11. Female students at rally
12. SOUNDBITE (Farsi) Torabi (no first name given), demonstrator:
“Sanctions have always existed and we are used to them. The tougher they take it on us, the more resistant we become. The Iranian people will prove to them how loyal they are to their Supreme Leader (Khamenei) and that they will never abandon him.”
13. Wide of demonstrators chanting, UPSOUND (Farsi) “Death to treacherous Al Saud”
“The Iranian people are feeling the economic pressure on their dinner tables and we complain about this (to government) but it will not make Iranian people give up Islam, their values and the (Islamic) Revolution because of rising prices. Anyone who thinks that way is really a fool.”
15. Wide of Zarei holding a banner reading (English) “America can’t do a damn thing”
16. Wide of demonstrators holding effigies
17. Close-up of students throwing darts at a picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
18. Wide of students throwing darts at pictures of Netanyahu and Trump
Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the US embassy takeover, as Washington restored all sanctions lifted under the nuclear deal.
The crowd chanted "Down with US" and "Death to Israel" during the rally in the capital, and state TV said similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns.
Iranian students stormed the embassy shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, taking 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. The US cut off diplomatic relations in response.
Iran's clerically-led government celebrates the embassy takeover every year as a decisive blow against the United States, which had supported the autocratic rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The embassy compound, widely known as the "den of spies," is now a cultural center.
Anger and distrust of the United States is surging again following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers despite Tehran's compliance with the agreement, which was negotiated under the Obama administration.
On Friday, the Trump administration announced the restoration of sanctions on Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors, the second batch of penalties to be restored.
Iran is already in the grip of an economic crisis, and has seen sporadic protests in recent months as Iranian officials have tried to downplay the sanctions and their effects.
The United States says the sanctions are not aimed at toppling the government, but at persuading it to radically change its policies, including its support for regional militant groups and its development of long-range ballistic missiles.