“It is natural that US cannot tolerate the Islamic Revolution because it knows Iran’s great power in the West Asian region,” Rouhani said, addressing the Feb. 11 rallies in Tehran.
The US has been dreaming of a return to Iran since 41 years ago, he added.
Americans had chosen the monarchy for Iran and wanted to preserve it so they are objecting to why the Iranian nation chose their own path, Rouhani said, adding, “The US says that they (Iran) must return to 41 years ago but we say we don’t do so … therefore, we see hostility of US has emerged during the past 41 years in various forms.”
He called on the Iranian nation to boost unity, saying, “If we are united, the US will be defeated and economic growth will happen.”
Rouhani said that both diplomacy and resistance is needed in confronting enemies.
“Martyr Soleimani was both a General in the battlefield and a senior diplomat in negotiations. He was martyred en route to talks with Iraqi Prime Minister not en route to battlefield,” he said.
“Martyr Soleimani was not seeking war and instability in the region; US and Israel are lying about him. He was after creating stability and offered security to the region,” Rouhani said.
He also praised the achievements of the country in the defense field during the past several years. “Before the Islamic Revolution, 95% of required arms were imported to the country while today, all of our needs are fulfilled domestically; this means we have scientific capability and military might.”
Iranian people from all walks of life took to the streets all over the country on Tuesday morning to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in a show of continued support for their revolutionary causes and the Islamic establishment.
Millions of Iranians took to the streets today to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in demonstrations across the country.
Hundreds of domestic and foreign reporters are said to be covering the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies.
In Tehran, demonstrators congregated at the Azadi Square, the capital’s main square and the site of major national rallies over the past three decades.
The rallies are crucially important this year as the event comes only a month after riots in a number of cities and towns across the country.
Led by the Founder of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Iranians confronted the forces of US-proxy Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi in late 1977 to end dictatorship rule in the country.
By December 1978, millions of Iranians would take to the streets in protest against the policies of the Shah on a regular basis.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Iran to be received by cheering crowds after the departure of the Shah in mid-January 1979. Two weeks later, the country saw the Islamic Revolution.
The final collapse of the Shah’s regime came on February 11, 1979, when the military renounced its loyalty to the Shah and joined the revolutionary forces.
On this day 41 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.
Today, after 41 years, Iranians have turned out in the millions to mark the historic day once again, demonstrating their adherence to the principles and philosophy of the Islamic Republic.