🇮🇷 Iran marks 40th Iran’s Zarif grabs #MSC2019 1 day ago   15:55

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Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, renewing their allegiance to the country's Islamic principles at a time of rising economic and political pressure amid the resumption of punishing US sanctions.

In his address to the demonstrators gathered at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Square on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed US efforts to isolate Tehran, saying US sanctions could not break the Islamic Republic.

"The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran... means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives," Rouhani said, adding that the country will continue to pursue its missile programme to defend the country from external threats.

"We have not asked, and will never ask for permission in developing our missile arsenal as we continue to pursue our path to military might."

Iran organises the nationwide rally every February 11 to highlight the size of grassroots support for the revolution, which replaced Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's government with an Islamic Republic under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Live long Saddam
Live long Saddam
Death to the Khomeinists
Ali Ibrahim Naqvi
Long live irgc
Long live iran
Will I Am
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Anicet Dja Kacou
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shahporan shagor
Love from Bangladesh.....
Gazi Abbas
Long live islamik republic of iran....from india
Abbas Musawi
Long live Islamic Revolution of Iran Allahu Akbar Khomeini Rehbar Khamenei Rehbar ❤🇮🇷🌷🌹
It is not Islamic and it is not a revolution.
Raul Tommy
Love Iran from Canada
hezbollah-much? did you bother to think why the sanctions are imposed?
Mohammad Usman
Iran should change its policy otherwise revolution will fall

People especially the young are very disillusioned with the status quo

I support the principles of the revolution but feel that the approach needs to be changed people need better economic prospects
Mohammad Usman
Iran should change its policy otherwise revolution will fall

People especially sick and tired of the stats quo
Andy Ferro
7th century Dumbshits.
Samey Muhammed
Long lives Iran 🇮🇷 shomma amin - I’m from brother Bangladesh 🇧🇩
دولت اسرائیل به لهستان خصمانه است و ما باید از خود دفاع کنیم.
تمام فعالیت های دفاع در لهستان برای تخریب دشمن توجیه شده و ضروری است.
Tom Nolan
Kerboom to Iran ! I did killed both Tollahs !
AlJazeera get lost
shame on Russia for backing these terrorists
I am not supporter of forcing a religion or any ideology to the people but politically Iran is on much higher ground then the United States. I hope best for Iranian people.
mr mr
Mighty Iran....please humble Israel.
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Iran’s Zarif grabs #MSC2019 🇮🇷 Iran marks 40th 1 day ago   37:22

The United States and Israel are trying desperately to isolate Iran, but once again Iranian's Foreign Affairs minister Mohammad Javad Zarif showed utterly unbowed.

Today Javad Zarif seized the stage at "Munich Security Conference", the world's premier security conference.

Zarif held the audience of power-brokers rapt for nearly 40 minutes as he thrashed the Trump administration, fired a pointed demand at Europe to do more to protect their nuclear deal, and generally painted a portrait of Tehran's worldview that at times drew chuckles for defying reality.

Zarif's presentation comes three days after senior Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, convened a global conference about the Middle East in Warsaw, where they had sought to rally international sentiment against Iran.

Iran's Foreign Minister also pointed to Trump's support of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Zarif's immediate and aggressive replies in the question-and-answer session, after his speech, were the "ice on the cake" of what quickly became the most talked-about presentation at this 2019 Munich Security Conference.

This video has Zarif's entire speech and Q&A session.

Credit: Bayerischer Rundfunk 2019

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