Published: Fri, February 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Iran vaunts military, taunts U.S. as revolution turns 40

Iran vaunts military, taunts U.S. as revolution turns 40

The advancements in military power of Iran over the past 40 years, particularly during the past five years, have astonished the world, the Iranian president noted.

Some of the protesters burned USA flags.

Iranians carried cardboard cutouts of dogs.

On February 11, 1979, Iran's army declared its neutrality in the dispute between the two sides.

In the 1979, the country overthrew Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, a Western-installed monarch - an action that paved the way to clerical rule.

Some demonstrators shouted "Death to Israel, Death to America" - sayings often repeated at the time of the revolution.

Speaking to RT, the acclaimed photographer said that Trump's policies have brought much sorrow to the people of Iran and to her personally, effectively separating her from the part of her family living in the US.

Soldiers, students, clergymen and women wearing black filled streets across Iran.

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Describing enemies" wish for the elimination of Islamic Revolution before its 40th anniversary as a "delusion', Hatami added, "today, people and officials are celebrating together the 40th anniversary of the Revolution more gloriously than the past".

Huge crowds have turned out on the streets of Iran in state-organised rallies to mark the 40th anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution.

Prices of basic foodstuffs, particularly meat, have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal past year and reimposed sanctions.

In the backdrop to Monday's marches, the military displayed Iranian-made missiles, which authorities showcase every year during anniversary celebrations and which now have a range of up to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and are able to Israel and USA military bases in the region.

"The presence of people in this celebration means that plots by the enemies. have been defused", Rouhani said. But he remained defiant as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich and unleashed secret police on dissenters.

"We have not asked and will not ask for permission to develop different types of. missiles and will continue our path and our military power", President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square. Events were held this year in more than 1,000 cities and towns and in 4,000 villages throughout Iran, during a time of rising economic and political pressures and the resumption of sanctions by the United States. "But if they attack us, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground", Javani told the state news agency IRNA.

It's worth noting that a new Trump White House sabotage campaign against the Iranian space launches would be unlikely to put Tehran into a state of shock.

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