Leader visits Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum as Iran begins celebrations

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The leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has visited the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on the eve of the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Tuesday marks the return of Imam Khomeini from exile in Paris in 1979, sparking nationwide protests across Iran and culminating in the overthrow of the US-backed Pahlavi regime ten days later.

Every year, the occasion is celebrated by supporters of the Islamic Republic with ten-day dawn celebrations in Iran and other countries.

Ayatollah Khamenei also visited the Behesht Zahra Cemetery, where many Iranians martyred in the wake of the revolution and during former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s 1980-1988 war against Iran lie in eternal rest.

The Islamic Revolution that threw the Anglo-American Pahlavi potentate into the dustbin of history in 1979 is now recognized as a powerful, unstoppable force in the region and beyond.

Examples of this are the heroic struggles of the Palestinian and Lebanese people against Israel.

The Syrian government and people, thanks to inspiration from Iran, also managed to save their country from the US and its allies’ plot to dismember it.

In Yemen, popular forces have bravely repelled invaders from Saudi Emirati, taking the battle into the enemy’s camp.

In many countries, supporters of the Islamic Revolution are celebrating the anniversary together with the Iranians.

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