Iran's Zarif hails Islamic Revolution huge turnout

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister in a message appreciated Iranians for their massive turnout in the rallies to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

'I bow in admiration to Iran's resilient people who— despite hardships & grievances— today poured into streets by the millions to mark 40th anniv of their Islamic Revolution, which some in the US wished would never come. US should take note: REAL Iranians never succumb to diktats,' Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday.

Throughout Iran, millions of people took part in the annual rallies to support their 1979 Islamic Revolution in more than 1,000 other cities and towns and at 4,000 villages. They are carrying banners, placards and balloons with slogans and pictures of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on them.

The 10-day period from Imam Khomeini's return from Paris to Tehran on February 1, 1979, until the revolution’s victory on February 11 is celebrated in Iran annually and is dubbed as the `Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).'

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