Islamic Revolution, important development in contemporary history: Envoy

IRNA – The Islamic Revolution by any measure is one of the most important political developments in the contemporary history, Iran envoy in London said.

Addressing a seminar held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Hamid Baeidinejad said over the past 40 years, Iran Revolution influenced not only Iran policy but regional and international developments.

Before the victory of the revolution, there were two intellectual schools of thought in Iran; the first one believed that Islam is a set of instructions belonging to the private life of individuals and has nothing to do with society and politics.

It had a nationalist approach and considered Western values as the requirement for progress in political, social, and cultural fields, he added.

The second intellectual school of thought in Iran adopted social patterns from anti-religious sources originated in Eastern schools of thought like Marxism, Communism and Socialism, he noted.

Baeidinejad described people’s roles in deciding their fate as one the most important lessons of the Islamic Revolution to other nations.

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Iranian people poured into the streets on Monday morning to hold nationwide rallies commemorating the 40th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

High-ranking Iranian officials including heads of all branches of power as well as members of all political parties, lawmakers and military officials are taking part in the demonstrations.

The 10-day period from the Imam Khomeini’s return from Paris to Tehran on February 1, 1979 until the revolution’s victory on February 11 is celebrated in Iran annually and is dubbed as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).