Tehran, 11 February 2022 (TDI): The Islamic Republic of Iran is celebrating its 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Thousands of Iranian citizens drive through Tehran to mark the 1979’s overthrow of the Shah’s regime.

On this occasion, a video message of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran was shared by the Official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Iran in the Persian Language.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the high moral values of the Islamic Revolution on Iran will continue to guide Iran for its Foreign Policy.

A tweet shared by the Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan extends their heartfelt congratulations to the people of Iran and the Iranian Government on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Iran.

Iranian people gathered in a large number to celebrate the 43rd Islamic Revolution in Tehran. Due to COVID-19, State TV of Iran had issued instructions to prevent any gathering and marching as a precautionary health measure of the general public.

However, many people drove cars, motorbikes, and bicycles to get together at Capital’s iconic Azadi Square ignoring the cold weather. Many people painted their cars in red, white, and green colors of the Iranian flag.

Moreover, many participants were holding portraits of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Founding Father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ruhollah Khomenei (Late).

This year marks the first anniversary of the Islamic revolution since Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took charge of his Office. As of now, Iran is directly engaged in dialogues with China, Britain, France, Germany, and Russia and with the United States indirectly to revive the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Historical Background of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

The celebration of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution marks the day back in 1979 when Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomenei overthrew the Government of Raza Shah Pahlavi, which was allegedly supported by the United States.

The Islamic Revolution was subsequent to several disputes in Iran including civil unrest, political instability, and at someplace also caused bloodshed in order to bring Islamic Revolution to Iran.

The same year in March 1979, Iranians participated in a national referendum on the future of Iran, on whether Iran should become the Islamic Republic or not. However, the motion to make Iran the Islamic Republic received near-unanimous support from the Iranian People.

Raza Shah Pahlavi and his family left for Egypt from where they later moved to the United States on the basis of medical grounds. The decision of the US government to allow Raza Shah Pahlavi to enter the US was condemned by Khomenei.