Imam Khomeini Changed Balance of Power

Imam Khomeini Changed Balance of Power

Imam Khomeini, the great leader of the Muslim world changed the balance of power across the region and beyond by leading an unprecedented revolution.

Imam Khomeiniled the popular public uprising and the revolution when the world had been divided into eastern and Western blocs of powers.

Established an Islamic-democratic system which was not dependent to Eastern or the Western blocs .

Based on an international analysis containing views of several international scholars the Islamic Revolution signaled indisputable change in the region and around the globe in 1979 at a very sensitive juncture of the history.

The ouster of Iran's king, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and leading the country under guidance of Imam Khomeini, an indisputable leader of the Muslim world, were among the major achievements of the revolution.

The Islamic Revolution strengthened the Islamic movements and oppressed nations and challenged the dominance of so-called superpowers which had divided the world into two eastern and western blocs.

Aside from relieving the country of the monarchy, Iran's revolution also triggered several changes in the strategically-important region of the Middle East and some other parts of the world.  

Meanwhile, all conspiracies to weaken the revolution couldn’t bear any good fruit. For an instance, Saddam's attack on Iran not only rallied the population around Imam Khomeini but also rendered a humiliated defeat to colonial powers and changed balance of power in the region.

Several pundits say the impact of the Islamic Revolution and its dynamic teachings were enormous and inspired revolutions as well as Muslim and free-minded generations in later decades.

Imam Khomeini revived the humane and moral values and challenged all material systems that ignore the mankind spiritual perspectives.  

Iranians marking dawn of victory

These days coincide with Imam Khomeini’s return on February 1, 1979 that marked demise of the Shah regime and a declaration of the victory for masses and public.

Imam Khomeini embarked on a chartered airliner of Air France on the evening of January 31 and arrived in Tehran the following morning.

Imam Khomeini arrived in Tehran from Paris on February 1, 1979, received a rapturous welcome from millions of Iranians, and announced he would smash in the mouth of the Shah-installed Bakhtiar regime.

On February 5, the great leader named Mehdi Bazargan as Prime Minister of a provisional government. Although Bazargan did not immediately announce a cabinet, the move reinforced the conditions of dual authority that increasingly came to characterize the closing days of the Pahlavi Monarchy.

Until February 11, several senior military commanders had announced their allegiance to Imam  and the people. 

By late afternoon on February 12, the Shah installed puppet regime of Bakhtiar was in hiding, and key points throughout the capital were in public and masses’ hands.

The army's withdrawal from the streets was tantamount to a withdrawal of support for the Bakhtiar regime and acted as a trigger for a general uprising.

The Shah regime collapsed forever and Imam established an Islamic-democratic system which brought prosperity for the Iranians and other Muslims and oppressed nations.

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