US Den of Espionage, Tehran

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See where the Iranian hostage crisis took place during the 1979 Iranian Revolution at US Den of Espionage, today painted with colorful anti-American murals. Back then, a revolutionary guard took hold of the former embassy and used it as a training center. Today, the guard still looks after the building, which now houses a library and a museum--both closed to the public except on rare occasions. At the entrance, inspect the severely damaged but still-standing U.S. seal. The murals, funded by the Iranian government to suggest the political alliance between America and Israel, depict a grotesque skull-faced Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol topped by the Israeli flag. Before you head to Tehran, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tehran trip planner , to make sure you see all that Tehran has to offer, including US Den of Espionage.
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  • The original American Embassy in Tehran, the landmark event of the Islamic Revolution, has now become an Iranian patriotic education base that can buy tickets, which describe the evidence of American imperialism interfering in Iran's internal affairs, and the staff are friendly and worth visiting.
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  • As a Canadian I got into a debate with the tour guide of the American embassy, Mohammed Reza Shoghi when he asked us what we thought of the Iranian demonstrators storming the U.S., embassy on November...  more »
  • Witness the history of the revolution of Iran, former us Embassy is now a museum that can be visited if there was a specific moment. Not far from Taleghani metro station.
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