CBS Touts ‘Festive Atmosphere’ as Iran Marks Anniversary of Revolution
PALMER: "In spite of the lousy weather, there’s quite a festive atmosphere at this anniversary parade. Some of the people in the crowd are old enough to have actually participated in the revolution. For the younger people, though, the Islamic republic that followed is all they’ve ever known. And that means all they’ve ever known is a relationship with the United States that’s ranged from hostile to downright toxic, and we’re at a low point right now. The Trump Administration has imposed the harshest sanctions yet on Iran, which is supposed to weaken the regime. But there’s no sign yet that it’s losing its grip on power. In fact, every time America cracks down on Iran, Iran responds with a provocative show of force. We just heard President Rouhani say that Iran will continue to expand its military power — "