Mass Rallies Mark Iran’s Islamic Revolution

A00180921.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) – Iranians in Tehran and various other cities staged massive rallies to mark the 29th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on Monday.

In Tehran, thousands of people took to the streets in seven different places to show solidarity with the government.

Huge masses of ralliers from all walks of life converged on streets and squares all over the country to express their support for the ideals of the Islamic Revolution and stress the necessity of a massive turnout in the March 14 parliament elections and by-elections for the Assembly of Experts.

In Tehran, people began their march in seven different directions. The demonstrators then congregated at the Azadi Square, Tehran’s main square and the site of major national rallies over the past three decades.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Head of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and the Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi were among the ralliers.

More than 250 Iranian and 350 foreign reporters were said to be covering the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies.

At the end of the countrywide rallies, the Iranian nation stressed it will never yield to pressure and sanctions by the West to suspend its uranium enrichment activities.

In a resolution issued at the end of the nationwide rallies, the participants in the rally in Tehran described Iran’s scientific achievements in the fields of peaceful nuclear energy, modern medicine and new defense and other advanced products, particularly the Kavoshgar I sounding rocket, and the Omid Satellite, as the blessings of real independence and the Islamic Revolution.

The resolution added that countries that strive to resort to political means to deprive the Iranians of their inalienable right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy are responsible for serious consequences of any new sanctions against Iran.

The ralliers condemned the attacks and crimes committed by the Zionist regime against the Palestinian people, saying that the moves were manifestations of racism, genocide, terrorism, insecurity and instability in the sensitive Middle East region.

They stated that continuation of instability and crisis in Lebanon would be harmful to all countries.

The ralliers added in their resolution that they consider participation in the upcoming parliament elections to decide their fate as their religious duty and stressed the importance of safeguarding the 1979 Islamic Revolution and its spiritual achievements.

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