Iran wrestling chief says ‘Death to America’ before US bout

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The president of Iran’s wrestling federation said “Death to America” in a television interview aired Wednesday, a month before his team is due to fight US wrestlers on their home turf. Wrestling chief Alireza Dabir, a former Olympic wrestling champion, said that his wrestlers must go beyond that the rhetoric of the chant, made popular during street protests that led to Iran’s 1979 revolution, and beat American wrestlers in the ring. “We always chant ‘Death to America’ but most importantly is showing it in action… Some talk a lot but don’t do much. We need to prove it with an action,” Dabir s…

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