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IRANIAN PEOPLE CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF REVOLUTION

Jasur Mammadov

According to the Aljazeera.com,

in Tehran, huge crowds thronged central Azadi square on Tuesday for a president Hassan Rouhani speech, which was his first major address to the public since his election in August.

In his speech Rouhani was in the traditional anti-US rhetoric despite a significant political shift in Tehran, after last presidential election. Iranian president criticized ruling regime before revolution when Iran was constitutional monarchy. "The people's vote had no role in running this country. This was a huge humiliation," he said. He also talked against US: “The Americans things that the country of Iran belongs to them. They interfered everywhere even on security issues."

The revolution started in 1979 after a siege began some 10 months following the fall of the US-allied shah. Radical students stormed the US embassy, taking 52 people hostage. They were released after 444 days, and the siege ended Washington's diplomatic relations with Tehran.