TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the Iranian nation will give US President Donald Trump a “slap in the face” by staging rallies across the country on Sunday to mark the anniversary of US Tehran embassy takeover.

In a statement issued on Saturday on the occasion of the 1979 takeover of US embassy in Tehran, the IRGC commemorated the event as “the national day of fight against arrogance”.

The IRGC further pointed to the diminishing power of the US in the world and said the failure of the White House in military, economic, and media wars against the Islamic Republic is the outcome of the Iranian nation’s resistance and fight against the global arrogance.  

“With the grace of God and with the blessing of the insight and wisdom of the Iranian people, the 13th day of (the Iranian month of) Aban this year will turn into a stage for the show of national power and unity, the humiliation of the Great Satan (the US), the condemnation of the hegemonic nature of the hated regime of the United States, and the Iranian nation’s slap in the face of the country’s deceitful president and officials,” the statement read.

In the capital city of Tehran, the rally to mark the anniversary of the landmark move will be held at the venue of the former US embassy, which is known by Iranians as “Den of Espionage”.

On November 4, 1979, and in less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students who called themselves "students following the line of (the late) Imam (Khomeini)" seized the US embassy in Tehran, which had become a center of espionage and planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic system in Iran.

The students who seized the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic Republic.

Every year on the 13th day of the Iranian month of Aban (which this year falls on November 4), the Iranian nation, particularly students, hold rallies across the country to mark the day.

Meanwhile, the US government has decided to re-impose what it calls crippling sanctions on Iran on November 4 this year.

On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

The White House has also announced plans to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero and launch a campaign of “maximum economic and diplomatic pressure” on Iran.