TEHRAN (defapress) – Millions of Iranians have taken to streets across the country to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
News ID: 80175
Publish Date: 11February 2020 - 10:39
Each year on the 22nd day of the month of Bahman on the Persian calendar (11th of February), Iranians turn out in ceremonies attended by high-ranking officials to renew their allegiance to the Islamic establishment and Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
An official said on Sunday that celebrations for the Islamic Revolution anniversary will be held in 5200 places across the country in addition to Iranian consulates across the world. Nationwide rallies have started at 9:00 A.M.
Defense achievements showcased
The Defense Ministry is has put a number of its latest defense achievements on display on the rally routes in the capital city of Tehran to showcase a part of the Islamic Republic's defensive achievements during the past years.
The armed forces have now stationed the homegrown precision-guided bombs, dubbed Balaban, the Ra'ad' armored personnel carrier, and long-range guided missiles.
Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and hardware despite facing sanctions and Western economic pressure.
Flags of Resistance Movement countries united
Tehraners participating in the rallies are holding the united flags of the resistance movement countries and forces to reiterate the unity and integrity of the Muslim nations against the US and Israeli regime’s crimes.
Every year on this day, the nation turns out in droves to highlight support for the Revolution which replaced the US-backed regime with the Islamic Republic.
Demonstrators in many cities braved the cold weather on Tuesday as they descended on main crossroads to renew their allegiance to the country's Islamic principles at a time of rising economic and political pressure.