TEHRAN, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the idea held by some that the United States is an "untouchable power," saying history shows that on the contrary, it is quite "vulnerable," semi-official Fars news agency reported.
He made the remarks in an address to a meeting with students from across the country ahead of national Student Day and the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance celebrated on Nov. 4 to mark the Iranian people's takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran less than a year after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
"Some think that the United States is an untouchable power, but if we take a look at the events that unfolded on this day (in history), it turns out that no, it is completely vulnerable," Ayatollah Khamenei told the students.
The historic day full of lessons for the Iranian nation manifests U.S. "wickedness and suffering blows," he noted.
Washington claims that the starting point for its hostility toward the Iranian nation was the takeover of its embassy in Tehran, "which is a lie," Khamenei said.
The disputes and differences between Iran and the United States began on Aug. 19, 1953, the day when the Americans staged a coup against the government of then Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh who had nationalized the country's oil industry in March 1951, he added. ■