Congratulatory messages pour in on 44th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Congratulatory messages pour in on 44th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

As Iran prepares to hold nationwide rallies on the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, messages have poured in from several world leaders, who felicitated the nation on overthrowing the US-backed Pahlavi regime.

In a message on Friday, Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik extended his congratulations to Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres congratulated Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a phone conversation on the same day.

In a congratulatory message, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang underscored the importance of improving mutual relations. He said Beijing was keen to implement principle agreements reached with Tehran to boost relations and push strategic partnership

Iranians celebrate 44th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Malaysian Foreign Minister Zambry Abd Kadir also congratulated Amir-Abdollahian over the historic event and hailed cordial relations between the two countries. He underscored the significance of further improvement of relations. The top Malaysian diplomat wished lasting progress and success for the two nations.

In a congratulatory message to Amir-Abdollahian, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Tehran and Jakarta enjoy great capacities to expand constructive relations. Marsudi expressed hope the two countries would bolster ties in all fields.

Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Khusrav Noziri congratulated the Iranian foreign minister and said the Islamic Republic is an important member of the organization. He called for Iran's role in advancing the ECO's plans which aim to strengthen economic and social cooperation among regional countries.

The foreign ministers of Thailand, Hungary and Tajikistan also sent messages of felicitation to the top Iranian diplomat.

Islamic Revolution sowed political seeds, created anti-hegemonic discourse

The Iranian nation overthrew the despotic regime of Pahlavi, which was fully supported by the United States in the winter of 1979. The struggle against the Shah regime reached full fruition on February 11, 1979.

By December 1978, millions of Iranians had taken to the streets in protest against the policies of the shah – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi – on a regular basis.

Imam Khomeini returned to Iran from exile on February 1, 1979. He was received by millions of people weeks after the departure of the shah in mid-January 1979.

The collapse of the Pahlavi regime became certain on February 11 when the military renounced its loyalty to the shah and joined the Revolution.

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