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Written by Dana Sanchez
Iranians celebrate the nuclear agreement in Tehran, July 14, 2015, ushering in a new era for Iran’s relations with the world. Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua

Trump imposes new sanctions against Iran

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday on the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution that ended the rule of U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Many rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice,” state TV reported. The U.S. Treasury Department earlier this month said it was imposing sanctions on 25 individuals and companies connected to Iran’s ballistic missile program. Some marchers in the crowds carried banners that read: “Thanks to American people for supporting Muslims.” On Twitter and Facebook, many Iranians used the hashtag #LoveBeyondFlags to try and end the practice of burning U.S. flags, common at anniversary events. Some also thanked Americans for opposing Trump’s executive order banning travelers from Muslim-majority countries including Iran. The travel ban is being challenged in U.S. courts.

Source: Reuters, CNN