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It's starting to look like the nuclear agreement between the White House and Iran won't actually improve relations between the two countries, the New York Times conceded this week.

"On Tuesday, the eve of the 36th anniversary of the student takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran, state television announced the arrest of a Lebanese-American missing for weeks — after he had been invited here by the government. He has been accused of spying," Thomas Erdbrink reported this week.

"Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, said the 'Death to America' slogan is eternal. New anti-American billboards in Tehran include a mockery of the Iwo Jima flag-raising photograph that symbolized Marine sacrifice in World War II," the report added. "And an Iranian knockoff version of K.F.C., the chicken chain widely associated with the United States, was summarily closed after two days."

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