The American government right from the start confronted this [Islamic] Revolution with a sour and ill-natured face. Our civilian aircraft (Iran Air Flight 655) was shot down in the skies of the Persian Gulf by an American officer with a missile from the Navy vessel (the USS Vincennes). Around 300 passengers were killed. And then, instead of this officer being reprimanded, America’s President at that time congratulated and gave the officer a medal. Can our nation forget these things?