Inside Iran: Tweeting from the 'Den of Spies'

PHOTO: In a "glass room" in the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, U.S. diplomats could communicate without the threat of eavesdropping. A wax figure of the last serving U.S. ambassador to Iran sits in the room today.

ABC News reports from Iran this week, digging into a changing country few Americans understand.

Today marks 34 years since Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took 52 Americans hostage, holding them for 444 days.

This week, ABC News was given unprecedented access to the site. ABC News correspondent Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) tweeted from what Iranians now call the "Den of Spies."

FULL COVERAGE: ABC NEWS REPORTS FROM INSIDE IRAN

The compound is covered in anti-U.S. graffiti and murals.

Iran has preserved parts of the embassy and loads of original materials seized during the embassy takover. Some exhibits emphasize the compound's previous intelligence capabilities.

Lila spoke with Iranians in the compound, who revealed their countrymen's sometimes complex views toward the United States.

WATCH AND READ MORE: ABC NEWS VISITS THE FORMER U.S. EMBASSY IN TEHRAN

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