Iran celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution In photo news
Iran celebrated the 45th anniversary of the 1979 revolution Islamic revolution Amidst the tensions sweeping the wider Middle East due to the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza.
Thousands of Iranians marched through main streets and squares decorated with flags, balloons and banners bearing revolutionary and religious slogans on Sunday.
In Tehran, crowds waved Iranian flags, chanted slogans, and carried banners bearing the traditional slogans “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” Some burned American and Israeli flags, a common sight at pro-government rallies.
The processions started from several points, converging in Azadi Square in the capital. State television showed crowds in many cities and towns, and reported that “millions participated in marches” across the country.
The army displayed an array of its missiles, including the Qassem Soleimani and Sajjil ballistic missiles, the Simorgh satellite carrier, and drones in the square as people took selfies with them.
During the celebrations, a paratrooper jumped from a plane while raising the Palestinian flag.
Many high-ranking Iranian officials attended the celebrations in Tehran, including Hardline President Ibrahim Raisi.
He addressed the crowds in Azadi Square and called on the United Nations – in a speech broadcast on state television – to expel the “Zionist regime” while the crowds chanted: “Death to Israel.” Raisi also said: “The bombing of Gaza must stop as soon as possible.”
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