Feb 11, 2019 08:58 Asia/Tehran

Iranians stage nationwide rallies on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran Press/Iran news: In the capital Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani will address demonstrators at Azadi Square.

The rallies commemorate February 11, 1979, when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted a US-backed monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

On, February 11, 1979, the Iranian nation’s struggles and protests against the tyrannical monarchical Pahlavi regime came to fruition.

The entire struggle resulting in the Revolution was led by Imam Khomeini, who successfully united the people against Pahlavi oppression and dependence on the US.

The nationwide rallies are the manifestation of the Iranian people’s allegiance to the causes of the Islamic Revolution and ideals of Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace). 101


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