Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution (+Photos)

Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution (+Photos)

In the backdrop to Monday's marches, the military displayed Iranian-made missiles, which authorities showcase every year during anniversary celebrations and which now have a range of up to 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and are able to Israel and USA military bases in the region.

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that the Iranian government had let down its people.

A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Tehran would not withdraw forces from the region, dismissing US calls for Iranian clout to be curbed.

Iran displayed its ballistic missile capabilities during Tehran rally, parading two missiles capable of reaching up to 800 kilometres.

In July 2017, Bolton told an MEK gathering convention that "the outcome of the president's policy review should be to determine that the Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 revolution will not last until its 40th birthday". 40 Years of Failure to adjust U.S. policy to reality.

Iran was determined to expand its military power and ballistic missile program despite mounting pressure from hostile countries to curb Iran's defensive work, state TV reported Rouhani as saying. "The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future", Trump posted on Twitter in both English and Farsi.

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USA sanctions have hit Iran's economy hard, angering low-income Iranians who have carried out sporadic protests and strikes over the past year. They saw the revolution as the starting gun in a competition to push out the strongman Arab nationalism that had taken hold across the Middle East.

This year's anniversary comes as tensions rise with the United States and Iran grapples with the aftermath of President Donald Trump's pullout last May from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and tough USA economic sanctions, re-imposed in November.

In January, Mr Rouhani said Iran was facing its worst economic crisis since the Shah was toppled.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement during his visit to a navy base in Haifa, Israel, February 12, 2019.

"I am not ignoring the threats of the Iranian regime, but nor I am impressed by them", he said. On the fortieth anniversary of their revolution, they threatened to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa.

Iran also has vast clout in Iraq, where Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the overseas arm of the Revolutionary Guards, was frequently photographed guiding Shi'ite militias in the war against Sunni Islamic State militants.

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