Iran marks 40 years since 1979 revolution

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday laid historical claims to a number of Arabian Gulf countries without naming them.

Chants of "Death to Israel" and "Death to Britain" followed, and demonstrators burned US and Israeli flags.

On Monday, Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution, during which US-backed ruler Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was ousted and revolutionaries led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power in Tehran.

"Iran continues to seek nuclear weapons to intimidate people all around the globe and ballistic missiles to use as delivery systems".

Iran "will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa" to the ground if Washington attacks the Islamic Republic, a commander for its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said earlier Monday to mass crowds celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, according to Russian news channel Sputnik.

Prices of basic foodstuffs, particularly meat, have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal a year ago and reimposed economic sanctions.

In the backdrop to Monday's marches, the military displayed Iranian-made missiles, which authorities showcase every year during anniversary celebrations and which now have a range of up to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and are able to Israel and US military bases in the region.

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The rallies on the national holiday of "Bahman 22nd" began at 9 am local time in more than 1,000 cities and towns as well as 10,000 villages across Iran.

He said, "We will not let America become victorious.Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other".

In Tehran, 27-year-old medical student Hossein Hosseinpour, walked with his wife and their 18-month son Amir Ali.

The leaders spoke at a rally marking 40 years since the Islamic revolution, a political natural disaster that ended millennia of monarchy and still reverberates around the region.

Today, as part of the jihad-exporting regime's celebration of the Islamic Revolution, the infamously anti-Semitic and anti-Israel government made a decision to once again casually threaten to attack the Jewish state. "I don't think you'll have many more anniversaries to enjoy", Bolton said. "The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure", he wrote.

Ayatollah Khamenei recently said when they chant "death to America" they really just mean death to President Donald Trump and his Cabinet.

Last year, Bolton told a meeting of Iranian exiles that "before 2019, we here. will celebrate in Iran".

  • Sonia Alvarado