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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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Hunziano
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.
tanhill
i traveled in iran twice. I like it very much. People are very nice. But the evil jewish media paints them as terrorists.
Mehedi Hasan
America's terrorist really
Mehedi Hasan
I am from Bangladesh I really Islamic revolution
Uvesh Pathan
Long live Islamic republic of Iran
Syed Zakir
Long live Islamic revolution
Mohammad Khoshsefat
These people are in the street by force.all work for government .
Mohammad Khoshsefat
CIA regime
zed set
Peace be upon imam khomeini and imam khamenei (leaders of the Iranin’s Revolution)
yakikadafi
Iranians leadership bears a greater resemblance to the mafia than a legitimate government
Babak Sadeghi
40th anniversary of all the atrocities these religious fanatics have committed.
Judean People's Front
Al Jazeera can only smear Iran yet Iran still allows them to report freely...Qatar is a prison compared to Iran.
Judean People's Front
USA is always willing to force millions into poverty and desperation. DC is a despotic tyrannical regime of murder.
Saeed
Iran situation got worst when the Iranian government trusted the USA. The USA wouldn't stop until the destruction of Iran.
Reza Moghadasian Rad
all the world wants to immigrate to west including 1000000000 from china and another 100000000 from india and all the africa and everyone else
Abhineet Pushpak
I hope this mulla regime go.
unpaid troll
congrats on your 40 year anniversary of human rights abuse and slavery to a death cult leader
Marshall shokouhi activist
40 years pf terrorism and suppression and economic disaster,,,,DEATH TO ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN,,,,,,,,,REGIME CHANGE IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR PEACE IN TH REGION,,,,
Siavash P2000
100000% and definitely more than 50% of Iranians(esp. youths) are against Islam itself; even Shia Islam...
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