Iran celebrates 35th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
TEHRAN - Iran is not afraid of sanctions, and all threats against Iran are childish and trivial was the message from Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani at the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution with massive rallies, on Tuesday.
Iran celebrated its 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution with massive rallies across the country. Huge crowds thronged central Azadi Square in Tehran ahead of a speech by Rouhani, and shouted slogans against the United States and Israel.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians carried banners saying: 'We're excited for the options on the table' and 'we are willing to war' during the march in Azadi Square.
Rouhani said the revolution belongs only to Iranian citizens, not to any other party, ideology or sector.
“Iran is committed to fair and constructive negotiations within the framework of international regulations. Iran is ready to enter negotiations with the P5+1 to reach a comprehensive and final agreement. We hope to see such an intention on the other side as well. If the international law committees move in respect of the Iranian people's rights and mutual benefit, they will receive a positive response from us. However, if they continue their past mistakes, this will be to the detriment of their people and world stability,” President Rouhani said.
Rouhani said the talks must be 'based on good intentions and peacefulness,' and dismissed any perception of military threats against Iran.
"If some have the illusion that there is a threat against the Iranian nation on the table, we say they need new eyeglasses, there is no military threat against the Iranian nation," Rouhani said.
Rouhani added that his country's path, "toward the peak of progress, science and technology, including peaceful nuclear technology, will be continuous. Iran’s foreign policy, based on national interests, is independent from any groups and parties.”
At the end of his speech, Rouhani underlined the Islamic Revolution’s motto: “Independence, freedom, Islamic Republic”.
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