With large-scale rallies all over the country have in Iran, the celebrations of the 40. The anniversary of the Islamic Revolution started. To be the nationally coordinated rallies in Tehran and other cities is expected, according to state media, millions of people.

At the end of the events, will turn to President Hassan Rouhani in a speech at the Asadi- (freedom) square in Tehran, to the people.

On 11. February 1979 had been proclaimed in Iran, the end of the monarchy. A month later, the Islamic Republic was founded. As the leader of the revolution and founder of the Shi’ite Theocracy of which the first Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, had prepared from his exile in the French municipality of Neauphle-le-Château, from the overthrow of the monarchy.

on the occasion of the celebrations announced by the government, Pardons and criminal decrees for 50,000 prisoners. Whether the Amnesty is for political prisoners, remained open. 40. The anniversary is overshadowed by the renewed U.S. sanctions, which have led the country in the last few months in a political and economic crisis.

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