Tehran Sends Mixed Messages

Twenty-two years to the day after radical students stormed the American embassy in Tehran and held 52 diplomats hostage for 444 days, the embassy, which since then has been used as a high school for children of the Revolutionary Guards, was opened to the public for the first time. Iran is also commemorating the anniversary with an exhibit dedicated to "America's crimes around the world"--featuring crude and macabre displays, from devil-horned effigies of Uncle Sam to a Statue of Liberty with a live dove behind bars in its stomach. It would seem Iran is still as furiously anti-U.S. as it was...

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