Iran presents new anti-American murals at the former embassy

TEHERAN: Iran on Saturday revealed new anti-American murals on the walls of the former US embassy. UU. Tehran He prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the assault on what he calls the spy's lair.

The accusatory message of the paintings was one of the violent United States thirsty for war and determined to tighten control of the world, but weakening despite its military might.

The new murals, mainly painted in white, red and blue, the colors of the United States flag, were presented by Hossein Salami, the head of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, in the old mission turned into a museum.

One of them showed a crumbling Statue of Liberty, with the right arm with a broken torch.

Another represented the triangle of the Eye of Providence, the symbol used on the back of the US dollar bill, in a sea of ​​blood in which skulls float.

A third showed the American Global Hawk drone that was shot down by Iran in June over the Strait of Hormuz, with bats flying.

Next to him, another work showed a plane that was shot down by an American warship over the Gulf on July 3, 1988, with white doves flying.

290 people died in the tragedy that Washington called error and why Iran has apologized for years.

During his speech, General Salami reiterated Iran's complaints against the United States.

He accused him of being the only country that has used nuclear weapons, twice in Japan in 1945, and still blocking other countries, especially Iran, from benefiting from a civil nuclear program.

He also accused Washington of lying when he claims to support human rights and democracy , arguing that it supports all dictators on Earth.

Tehran is preparing to mark on Monday the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis, an act that continues to poison Iran-US relations.

On November 4, 1979, less than nine months after the overthrow of the US-backed shah from Iran, students invaded the complex to demand that the United States hand over the overthrown ruler after being admitted to a US hospital. UU.

The crisis took 444 days to end the release of 52 Americans, but the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in 1980 and ties have since frozen.

Tensions have increased again between the two countries since the president of the United States, Donald Trump, withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement last year and again imposed unilateral sanctions.