Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran’s enemies have realized that they cannot confront the Iranian nation.
“They (Iran's enemies) see, understand and analyze the realities on the ground and come to the conclusion that they cannot confront this nation,” the Leader said on Monday.
Ayatollah Khamenei also hailed the Iranian nation’s high turnout in the rallies held across the country to mark the 34th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which put an end to the monarchy of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in the country.
Millions of people in the capital, Tehran, and many other cities and towns took to the streets on Sunday morning to also reaffirm their allegiance to the ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
“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.
Iran’s enemies try to downplay the massive participation of the Iranian people, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Iranian nation toppled the US-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.