An unveiling ceremony for new murals at the former US embassy, known popularly as the Den of Espionage, was held in Tehran on Saturday.

Iran Press/Iran News: The unveiling ceremony of new murals of the US Den of Espionage was held with a group of MPs and some military commanders and officials in attendance.

At the ceremony, the head of the organization of Student Basij in the former US embassy in Iran, known as the US Den of Espionage, Mohammad Javad Nikravesh and commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami delivered separate speeches, Iran Press reported.

On 4 November 1979, less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students that called themselves 'students following the line of (the late) Imam Khomeini' seized the US embassy building in Tehran.

The students justified the takeover by insisting that the compound had become a center of espionage and planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic Republic.

The students occupying the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic system of government.

Every year, on 4 November, the Iranian nation, particularly students, hold rallies across the country to mark the day. 101/211/207

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