Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded the mass-participation of the people in the rallies on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, describing it as the best response to the US hostile moves.
This year, the US has increased pressures on Iranians, assassinated the IRGC Qods Force commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and trampled on the rights of the Palestinians, which was the biggest crime, so participation of people in the rallies is the best reaction to these crimes, President Rouhani told reporters while joining the ralliers in Tehran on Tuesday.
He said that there is no day for Iranians as great as Bahman 22 (February 11) which coincides with the anniversary of the Iranian people’s victory over the Pahlavi regime in 1979.
People’s congregation on the day throughout the country shows that they respect their freedom and independence, the President said.
Iranian people from all walks of life took to the streets all over the country on Tuesday morning to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in a show of continued support for their revolutionary causes and the Islamic establishment.
Millions of Iranians took to the streets today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in demonstrations across the country.
Hundreds of domestic and foreign reporters are said to be covering the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies.
In Tehran, demonstrators congregated at the Azadi Square, the capital’s main square and the site of major national rallies over the past three decades.
The rallies are crucially important this year as the event comes only a month after riots in a number of cities and towns across the country.
Led by the Founder of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Iranians confronted the forces of US-proxy Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi in late 1977 to end dictatorship rule in the country.
By December 1978, millions of Iranians would take to the streets in protest against the policies of the Shah on a regular basis.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Iran to be received by cheering crowds after the departure of the Shah in mid-January 1979. Two weeks later, the country saw the Islamic Revolution.
The final collapse of the Shah’s regime came on February 11, 1979, when the military renounced its loyalty to the Shah and joined the revolutionary forces.
On this day 41 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.
Today, after 41 years, Iranians have turned out in the millions to mark the historic day once again, demonstrating their adherence to the principles and philosophy of the Islamic Republic.