Iranians mark 40th anniversary of the revolution

13 February, 2019, 04:37 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Young people born to the children of the revolution often refer to themselves as the'burned generation

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians marched on the streets of Tehran Monday, burning American flags and taunting the West as it celebrated the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary by vowing to boost its ballistic missiles in defiance of US efforts to curb its military.

The US officially removed MEK, which describes itself as the biggest rival to the ruling Islamic Republic authorities, from its terrorism blacklist in 2012.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded to US President Donald Trump's comments about the 1979 Iran Revolution by urging Trump "to rethink failed US policy after 40 years of wrong choices".

Since the revolution, Iran has become more divided.

Ballistic missile capabilities were on display during the main march, including the Qadr F, a ground-to-ground missile with a 1,950-km (1,220-mile) range, Tasnim news agency said.

The United States and its Arab allies have viewed Iran with great suspicion since the Islamic Revolution swept the Shah from power in 1979, fearing Khomeini's radical ideology would inspire Islamic militants across the Middle East. 40 Years of Failure to adjust U.S. policy to reality.

Today, as part of the jihad-exporting regime's celebration of the Islamic Revolution, the infamously anti-Semitic and anti-Israel government made a decision to once again casually threaten to attack the Jewish state.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran are high after the United States withdrew from an worldwide nuclear deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions, and re-imposed sanctions that have hurt the Iranian economy.


Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince of Iran, said in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that he thinks "we are really close to the fall of the [Iranian] regime".

In January, Mr Rouhani said Iran was facing its worst economic crisis since the Shah was toppled.

"It's been 40 yrs of failure", Bolton tweeted.

One had the face of Trump and the other the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"I am not ignoring the threats of the Iranian regime, but nor I am impressed by them", he said.

"If this regime makes the terrible mistake of trying to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, it will not succeed", the Israeli leader said.

Trump said he envisioned keeping US troops in Iraq "because I want to be able to watch Iran" during an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS News that aired February 3.

Cleric Hossein Firouzi told AFP Iran's revolution had achieved everything it set out to in terms of military power, political identity and scientific achievements.

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