Leader Hails Nation for Massive Epic
Kayhan International Political Desk
TEHRAN -- Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday hailed the Iranian nation for "creating a massive popular epic" with their massive turnout in the rallies to mark the 34th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
"The presence of the masses - the elderly, the youths, the women and men - at the Azadi Square after 34 years since the victory of the Islamic Revolution is the biggest divine blessing which calls for a lifetime thank giving," the Leader said.
"A great and outstanding accomplishment of the Iranian nation is that the people are themselves the proprietors of the revolution and the country and the task of organizing celebrations for the revolution is regarded their own responsibility.
"Hence, the people are protecting this great capital which is the source of dignity and independence and showcase their presence whenever needed," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
The Leader said he would like to thank the Iranians one by one for their "timely presence in the scene".
“Just when the enemies of the independence and dignity of the Iranian nation expected the people not to respond to the call of the revolution and the Islamic Republic, the people disappointed the enemy with their participation,” the Leader noted.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran’s enemies are trying to play down the massive participation of the Iranian people.
"However, they (the enemies) see, understand and analyze the realities on the ground, realizing that that they cannot confront this nation,” the Leader added.
Millions of people here and many other cities and towns took to the streets on Sunday to reaffirm their allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.
The Iranian nation toppled the U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime 34 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.
The Islamic Revolution, under the guidance of Imam Khomeini, established a new political system based on Islamic values and democracy.