Iran celebrates 45th anniversary of Islamic Revolution amidst Middle East conflict | World News

Feb 11, 2024



New Delhi: iran marked the 45th anniversary of 1979 islamic revolution amid rising tension on Sunday Middle East Due to the ongoing conflict with Israel Hamas In Gaza Strip,
Thousands of Iranians took part in marches decorated with flags, balloons and banners bearing revolutionary and religious slogans on major streets and intersections.
In the capital of Tehran, crowds waved Iranian flags, chanted slogans, and held placards bearing anti-United States and anti-Israel phrases such as “Death to America” ​​and “Death to Israel.”
Some individuals also burned US and Israeli flags, a common practice during pro-government rallies. A significant security presence was seen in major cities across the country.
This year's anniversary comes exactly a month after the tragic attack by extremist Islamic State The group in the city of Kerman claimed the lives of at least 95 people during an event organized in memory of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in 2020. Following the explosion, Iran sought to blame the US and Israel for the attack, coinciding with an ongoing Israeli offensive into the Gaza Strip.
The Islamic Revolution began with widespread unrest in Iran, sparked by dissatisfaction with the rule of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
In January 1979, the ailing Shah, secretly battling cancer, fled the country. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who was in exile, returned to Iran, leading to the fall of the government on February 11, 1979, after several days of mass demonstrations and clashes between protesters and security forces.
(with AP input)



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