Iranians Mark Islamic Revolution Victory with Nationwide Rallies
Iranian people from different walks of life, carrying flags and banners in support of the Islamic Republic, poured into the streets in their millions on Thursday to hold nationwide rallies marking the 37th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
People in capital Tehran and all other cities attended countrywide huge rallies this morning to commemorate the anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
More than 450 foreign guests from 28 countries, including scientific, political, and influential figures from the European, African, Asian, and American countries have travelled to Iran to witness the event, which is also a great opportunity for reporters and journalists.
Over 5200 cameramen and journalists from Iran and other countries cover the massive rallies.
The crowd of demonstrators in the rallies also paid tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, under whose leadership the revolutionary movements triumphed over the despotic regime of Pahlavi on February 11, 1979.
Carrying images of Imam Khomeini and Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, people in Iranian cities reaffirmed their allegiance to the causes of the Islamic Revolution.
In capital Tehran, the Azadi (Liberty) Square was swarming with enthusiastic demonstrators who gathered to cherish the memory of the Islamic Revolution victory.
People also chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans during the mass rallies.
Meanwhile, high-ranking Iranian officials also attended the rallies along with other people to rejoice at the auspicious ceremony.
The Islamic Revolution victory, seen as the most important milestone in Iran’s recent history, liberated the country from the yoke of the hegemonic powers -with the ousted Shah as their stooge- and established a new political system based upon Islamic values and democracy.
The Iranian nation toppled the West-backed Pahlavi regime 36 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.