News ID: 280545
Published: 0924 GMT February 10, 2021

Khatibzadeh: Islamic Revolution, realization of ‘national endeavor for independence’

Khatibzadeh: Islamic Revolution, realization of ‘national endeavor for independence’

Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday that the 1979 Islamic Revolution was the fruit of "relentless national endeavor for independence."

Khatibzadeh made the remarks in a message posted on his Twitter account on the occasion of the 42nd victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution which falls on February 10 this year.

"Our revolution was the fruition of a relentless national endeavor for independence & dignity. We've come a long way since, w/ great achievements at home & abroad. Won't rest until fulfilling our ideals.

"Paying tribute to those who sacrificed it all to advance #Iran," the spokesman added.

Bahman 22, is annually commemorated across Iran to mark the victory of the Islamic Revolution, led by the late Imam Khomeini, against the US-baked Pahlavi regime in 1979, IRNA reported.

On February 1, 1979, the late Imam who was the Father of the Islamic Revolution and Founder of the Islamic Republic- returned to Iran after a 15-year exile. His return led to the victory of the Islamic Revolution only ten days later. The period has been termed as Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) in Iran.

Iranians all over the country commemorated the occasion on Wednesday in a different way in order to observe the health protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unlike previous years, this year’s ceremonies will be remembered differently as people from all walks of society took part in the national event holding drive-in rallies to respect social distancing and health protocols to avoid spread of the deadly virus.

The vehicles were decorated with slogans as well as the images of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, and Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian anti-terror commander, who was assassinated by the US, last year, Press TV wrote.

More than 6,000 Iranian and some 200 foreign journalists, photographers and cameramen are covering the event.

During the processions in Tehran, ballistic missiles belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), namely Zolfaqar-e Basir, Qiam and Dezful, were also put on display at the iconic Azadi (Freedom) Square, in a show of power.

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