President Rouhani pays tribute to late Imam Khomeini on Islamic Revolution anniversary

IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members attended the late Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum on Wednesday to pay homage to the founder of the Islamic Revolution and the martyrs.

President Rouhani and his entourage also visited the tombs of the martyrs of the Eight-year Holy Defense (Iraqi-imposed war from 1980 to 1988) and the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The day of Imam Khomeini’s return to Iran from exile (Feb 1, 1979) marks the beginning of the Ten-Day Dawn in ceremonies which culminate with the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 1979.

Iranians toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 39 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchy in the country.