In his message the Sultan Haitham referred to Iran as a friendly country and congratulated President Hassan Rouhani as well as the Iranian people on the occasion, wishing success and prosperity for the country, IRNA reported.
Unlike previous years, Iranians marked the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Wednesda in a different way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution issued a communique encouraging Iranians to take part in this year’s march virtually or by their vehicles.
People participated in the national ceremonies driving their cars, motorcycles and bicycles. 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 reported.
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.