Iranian’s Massive Rallies Strongest Response to White House
According To Iran News, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the high turnout in the Tuesday rallies held across the country to mark the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and said it was the Iranian nation’s strongest response to the White House officials.
Speaking to reporters while attending a rally in Tehran on Tuesday to mark the revolution’s anniversary, President Rouhani said, “For the Iranian nation, no day is greater than Bahman 22nd (Feb. 11th).”
“The gatherings of people across the country, which each year become more immense than previous years, indicate that these people attach great importance to their freedom and independence,” he noted.
“This year, because the US has committed the biggest crimes against the Iranian nation with its economic pressure, the martyrdom of our great general (Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani) and violating the Palestinians’ rights, the massive gathering of people is considered a strong response to them,” the president went on to say.
The remarks come against the backdrop of increased tensions between Tehran and Washington after the US forces in Iraq assassinated Iran’s revered commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on January 3.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
In the early hours of January 8, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in retaliation for the US move.
Nationwide rallies were held in Iran on Tuesday to mark the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 41 years ago, on February 11, 1979, ending 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.