Rohani Blasts U.S. 'Conspiracy' As Iran Marks 40th Anniversary Of Revolution

Rohani Blasts U.S. 'Conspiracy' As Iran Marks 40th Anniversary Of Revolution

Iranians celebrated the 1979 overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was supported by the USA, "waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning US and Israeli flags", reported The Associated Press.

Soldiers, students, clerics and women holding small children flocked to the streets of cities and towns, many carrying portraits of Khomeini and Iran's current Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The large turnout in state-sponsored rallies, in which USA and Israeli flags were burned, came as Iranians face mounting economic hardships many blame on the country's clerical leaders.

In Tehran, crowds streamed in the rain from a dozen of the capital's far-flung neighborhoods to mass in central Tehran Azadi, or Freedom Square, on Monday, waving Iranian flags and chanting "Death to America" - a chant that has been standard fare at anti-U.S. rallies across Iran.

Mr Bolton, a leading hawk in the Trump administration's attempt to weaken Iranian influence, was tweeting as a huge crowd in Tehran gathered to celebrate the 1979 revolution, in which Muslim leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini ended the centuries-old rule of the royal dynasty.

Iranians are facing mounting economic hardships which many blame on the country's clerical leaders.

Prices of basic foodstuffs, particularly meat, have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal past year and reimposed economic sanctions.

He also blasted a USA "conspiracy" against the country, saying, "The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran. means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives".

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"Today we are the target of a psychological and economic war", he said, the news outlet reported.

He said, "We will not let America become victorious.Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other".

But he remained defiant on Monday as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich.

The large turnout in state-sponsored rallies, in which USA and Israeli flags were burned, came as Iranians face mounting economic hardships which many blame on the country's clerical leaders. One had the face of Trump and the other the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "They should take this into account", Netanyahu said in a warning to his country's archfoe.

"Were this regime to make the awful mistake of trying to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, it would not succeed, but it would mean that they had celebrated their last Revolution Day".

Washington and its Arab allies have viewed Iran with great suspicion since the Islamic Revolution, fearing Khomeini's radical ideology would inspire militants across the Middle East.

In Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is the branch of the military responsible for upholding the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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