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Netanyahu warns Iran of 'last Revolution Day' after regime's threats on TA

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini speaks from a balcony in Tehran during Iran's revolution in February 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini speaks from a balcony in Tehran during Iran's revolution in February 1979
Deanna Wagner | 12 February, 2019, 00:09

Ceremonies were held across Iran today to observe the anniversary of the fall of the Shah and the triumph of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite cleric who led the coup.

State TV showed large crowds carrying Iranian flags and chanting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution.

Netanyahu's comments came in response to a threat made by Yadollah Javani, the Guard's deputy head for political affairs, who said at a rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that the U.S. "does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets".

"We have not asked, and will never ask for permission in developing our missile arsenal as we continue to pursue our path to military might", he added.

The leaders spoke at a rally marking 40 years since the Islamic revolution, a political natural disaster that ended millennia of monarchy and still reverberates around the region.

Iran organizes the event on this day every year to highlight the overthrow of the Western-backed Shah four decades ago.

Speaking from a flower-festooned stage overlooking the square, the president said: "Today the whole world should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran is considerably more powerful than the days of the war".

But he remained defiant on Monday as Iranians recalled the end of a monarch who catered to the rich.

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The large turnout in state-sponsored rallies, in which USA and Israeli flags were burned, came as Iranians face mounting economic hardships which many blame on the country's clerical leaders.

Dismissing calls that Iranian regional influence should be curbed, the deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying on February 11 that "the enemy can not ask us to leave the region".

"The United States does not have the courage to fire a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets. But if they attack us, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground", Brig. One had the face of Trump and the other the face of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"If this regime makes the bad mistake and tries to destroy Tel Aviv or Haifa, it won't be successful and it will be the last anniversary of their revolution they will ever celebrate". The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. "They should take this into account". He was greeted by millions of supporters in Tehran.

Current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to publish "a detailed statement explaining the "second step" of the progress of the Islamic revolution", his official website said.

Washington and the Arab world have viewed Iran with great suspicion since the Islamic Revolution, fearing Khomeini's radical ideology would inspire militants across the Middle East.

"The world saw when Iran made a decision to help people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, they achieved victory".