Iran: Earth-Shaking Rallies On 39th Anniversary Of Islamic Revolution
Iranians show support for their culture, religion and their Islamic revolution.

On February 11, which marks the 10 days between the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Iran after 15 years in exile and the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Iranians took part in the rallies in more than 1000 cities and towns across the country.

On Sunday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called for a “year of unity” as Iran celebrated 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

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“I request that the 40th year of the revolution, the coming year, be the year of unity. I ask conservatives, reformists, moderates and all parties and all people to come and be together,” Mr Rouhani said in a speech before a huge crowd in the capital.

Hundreds of people all around the world also participated in mass rallies marking the anniversary. In the General Consulate of Iran in Heyderabad, a ceremony was held to honour the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution in which Mohammad Haghbani Qomi, the Consul General of the Consolate, addressed the participants in the event.

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In Damascus, senior Iranian officials also attended the public gathering where Hojatoeslam Seyed Abolfazl Tabatabaie, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Syria, and Javad Torkabadi, Tehran’s ambassador to Damascus, were among keynote speakers at the event.

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These nationwide rallies each year are an important opportunity for Iran’s leadership to demonstrate the popularity of the Islamic Republic to both domestic and foreign critics.

“[I am] happy that after the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and on the threshold of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, that the people of Islamic Iran are continuing on the path of the goals of the revolution with more strength and enthusiasm.” President Rouhani said, noting that a large turnout would “for months disappoint the enemies” of Iran.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The grandeur of your demonstration today, which according to accurate estimates was more crowded than previous years, gave a firm and crushing response to foreigners and enemies and those with a weak resolve.”

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The leader said although enemies did their utmost to abolish this year’s revolution anniversary ceremony, but it turned against themselves.

“You showed off to them the liveliness and dynamism of the revolution in practice and shouted out your commitment to the ideals of the late Imam through your slogans and your warm presence [in nationwide rallies],” he added.

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