In the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution: Imam Khomeini Entered Iranian Soil
After the Shah’s departure, people were eager for Imam Khomeini’s return to Iran. In Tehran ceremonies were being organized to celebrate the Imam’s historical return. However due to the fact that Bakhtiyar, who was the Prime Minister at the time, announced he would close the airport, the Imam’s return was delayed for some time. Finally, on the 1st of February the Imam entered Iranian soil while millions of people came to see his arrival.
In the Imam’s last interview in France, a French reporter asked him: “Did you get any support?” The Imam replied: “We did not get any support from anyone.” The Imam also said that “the Iranian nation has made up its mind and will succeed. We will definitely be victorious.”
On the 1st of February 1979, millions of people came to welcome and witness the Imam’s return form Paris. It was a winter morning, but nobody could feel the cold weather. It was dangerous and various threats were made but people still came. It seemed as if the passenger on that airplane had captivated everyone, so that the people forgot all hardships and worries and waited to see the Imam.