Iran's Anti-Americanism Not Easily Undone With New US President

03/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Scott Peterson The Christian Science Monitor

"On that day when the United States of America will praise us, we should mourn," said Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

His words so captured the uncompromising anti-American ideology here that they were painted like a billboard across the old US Embassy wall in Tehran, standing for years as a message of defiance to the West.

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