Mass Rallies Held Across Iran To Mark Anniversary Of 1979 Islamic Revolution

Mass Rallies Held Across Iran To Mark Anniversary Of 1979 Islamic Revolution

TEHRAN, Feb 12 (NNN-TASNIM) – Mass rallies were held across Iran yesterday, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the victory of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The rallies, also attended by the country’s officials and military commanders, started concurrently at 9:00 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) in 1,400 cities and 35,000 villages across Iran.

In the capital Tehran, people marched from 13 locations towards the Azadi Square, where Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, delivered a speech.

Raisi said, the country’s “vigilant, insightful and conscious” people managed to overcome all problems caused by the “enemies,” according to a statement, on the website of his office.

He said, Iran was not dependent on the East or West, and made decisions and acted on its own.

He also condemned “the Israeli crimes in Gaza, perpetrated with the support of the Western countries, claiming to be human rights advocates.”

During the rallies in Tehran, people chanted slogans and carried banners featuring similar slogans in support of Iran, its Islamic Revolution, and the Palestinians. They also condemned the United States and Israel.

Along the routes of the rallies, a number of homegrown missiles and a launch vehicle dubbed Simorgh were put on display.

The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, toppled the U.S.-backed Shah regime, and brought the country under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.– NNN-TASNIM


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