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Commemorative ceremonies for the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution have taken place in several countries.
The festivities will culminate in nationwide rallies on February 11 this year, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Imam Khomeini’s arrival intensified months of popular protests against the Pahlavi regime. On February 8, 1979, a group of commanders, pilots, and staff of the Air Forces (Homafaran) went to Imam Khomeini’s home and expressed their loyalty to the revolution.
On February 11, 1979, the commanders of the armed forces attended Imam Khomeini’s home and submitted their resignation, declaring support to the founder of the Islamic Revolution. After the armed forces declared neutrality, the Shah regime’s main institutions and all other remnants collapsed.
Following the developments, Shapour Bakhtiar quickly fled Iran for France. These influential events marked the end of 2500 years of monarchy in the country as Imam Khomeini called on the people to restore peace and order.
The Islamic Revolution established a new political system; a republic based on Islamic values and democracy.
On Friday evening, a joint celebration of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and Eid al-Mab’ath was held in Moscow. The event was attended by Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, along with cultural and scientific advisors to the foreign minister. Figures and supporters of the Islamic Revolution from Iran and regional countries gathered at the Islamic Center in Moscow as well.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Jalali noted that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States claimed global hegemony and aimed to maintain a unipolar system. However, during this period, Iran stood alone against the unipolar world order led by Washington, bearing the associated costs. Today, Iran has found many allies on this path, including Russia.
A ceremony, held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, was attended by a group of Kazakh government officials, ambassadors, heads of foreign missions, and diplomats residing in Astana, along with representatives of political parties and social organizations of Kazakhstan.
During the event, Shakkaliyev Arman, the Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, described Tehran as an important and reliable partner of Astana in the Persian Gulf region.
Ali-Akbar Jokar, the Iranian ambassador in Astana, said that within less than two months after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, two referendums were held to determine both the government and the constitution. This rapid process is unique in the history of world revolutions, he argued.
The 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution was held at the Lotte Seoul Hotel in the South Korean capital, Seoul. The event was attended by a group of South Korean political, parliamentary, and economic officials, representatives of economic companies, and cultural, academic, research, and scientific centers, along with some media personnel.
During the ceremony, Iran's Ambassador in Seoul Saeed Koozechi pointed out that Iran is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. He added that the Iranian people and government have achieved brilliant accomplishments in various scientific, technological, and economic fields over the past four decades. Remarkably, all of these achievements occurred while Iran faced numerous conspiracies and challenges, including the imposed war, economic sanctions, and maximum pressure.