Tehran (IP) - Today (Monday) Jun 3, 2024, (Khordad 14), coincides with 35st demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini.

Iran PressIran news: Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.

He devoted many years of his life to stand up to the US-backed Pahlavi dynasty, and eventually paved the way for its downfall in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In the pre-Revolution era, Imam Khomeini spent more than 15 years in exile for his opposition to the last monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, mostly for his association with Western imperialists.

He was not allowed to return to Iran during Pahlavi’s reign and only came back home on February 1, 1979, after the monarch finally gave in to angry popular demonstrations and fled the country. The tyrannical Pahlavi regime fully collapsed 10 days later on February 11.

Every year, on this day, Iranians from all walks of life, present in the holy shrine of Imam Khomeini, to honor his memory.


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