Alwaght- Millions of Iranians across the country have participated in massive rallies marking the 39th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Iranian people in over 1,000 cities and towns as well as 4,000 villages attended rallies with flags of Iran and banners in support of the Islamic Republic to mark the revolution’s victory anniversary.
In capital Tehran, demonstrators marched across different routes to converge at the iconic Azadi (Liberty) Square, where Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave a keynote address.
High ranking Iranian political and military joined the masses in paying 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.
Imam Khomeini had lived many years in exile, in Iraq and France, before returning home and leading a historical revolution that overthrew Pahlavi regime.
The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution’s victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).
This year’s rallies come amid US President Donald Trump's hostile policies on Iran, ranging from his warning that he might ultimately “terminate” the 2015 nuclear deal to his meddlesome stance on some scattered riots in Iran recently.
This year, rally organizers in Tehran put on display the country’s latest achievements in the scientific and military spheres, including long-range ballistic missiles.
Some of Iran's defense achievements on display included an anti-tank missile called Toofan M-2 which has a maximum range of 3,750 meters as well as two long-range Qadr ballistic missiles.
Addressing the nation, Rouhani highlighted recent failures of the US government’s policies against the Islamic Republic and other regional states adding that it is becoming apparent to the world that Washington continues to weaken.
“In the course of the last year the Iranian nation has garnered numerous victories and successes,” said Rouhani. “The first victory of the last year was the election of May 19 where the all got before the ballot boxes to show that they love their future and destiny. Seventy-three percent of the nation attended at the election to stage a glorious event. This election and the huge turnout was a big success for our nation,” asserted Mr. Rouhani.
“In the course of the last year, we overcame terrorism. We achieved great victories over ISIS in the region. Our help to the people of Iraq and Syria produced good results and the people of the region got rid of the evil of terrorists,” recounted the Iranian president.
“We did not let the conspirators to disintegrate the countries of the region. They wanted to divide Iraq into two parts but the vigilance of the Iraqi nation and the help of neighboring countries guaranteed the unity of friendly country of Iraq,” asserted the Iranian head of state.
“They were after creating lasting insecurity and unrest in Lebanon but the vigilance of the Lebanese nation and the support of the friendly countries foiled the plots of Zionism,” said Mr. Rouhani.
“The solution to the problems of the region is political settlement and we have to establish security and stability across the country with the help of other countries,” said Rouhani.