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News code: 29007
Published Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020 - 10:02:44
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Islamic Revolution turns 41: Iranians mark anniversary nationwide

Islamic Revolution turns 41: Iranians mark anniversary nationwide
IRAN  - Millions of Iranians from all walks of life have thronged the streets across the country to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.


In Tehran, large groups of people, braving freezing temperatures, took 12 major routes across the capital leading to the iconic Azadi (freedom) Square, which played host to many of the anti-Pahlavi protests in the run-up to the Revolution.

Also in other cities and towns across Iran, people attended similar rallies, many of them in cold weather, to renew their allegiance to the ideals of Imam Khomeini, the late architect of the Revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic.

Every year, the demonstrators chant slogans against the US and burn American flags to condemn the highly hostile agenda that Washington has been pursuing against the Iranian nation over the past four decades.

This year's mass rallies are especially significant as they coincide with the 40th-day memorial for Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), who was assassinated together with his comrades in a US drone strike in Baghdad in early January.

The targeted killing of General Soleimani - the Middle East's most prominent anti-terror commander - has sent anti-American sentiment soaring not only in Iran but also among regional nations.

Meanwhile, the Iranian demonstrators are taking the occasion to voice their outrage at a contentious plan recently unveiled by the Trump administration with the aim of ending the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The plot - which the Palestinians have unanimously rejected - is meant to help the Israeli regime consolidate its occupation of the Palestinian territories in a blatant violation of international law.

Additionally, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi issued a statement, saying that during the rallies, the Iranians would express their opposition to the "already-failed deal of the century."

The demonstrators shouted slogans against the anti-Palestine plot, burning US and Israeli flags and hanging Trump's effigies.

 

News Code: 29007
Published Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020 - 10:02:44
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