Leader pays tribute to late Founder of Islamic Republic, martyrs (Photos)
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday morning paid tribute to the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (God's mercy upon him), one day before the beginning of Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies, marking the anniversary of the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution.
According to Tasnim news agency, Ayatollah Khamenei also paid homage to Iranian martyrs laid to rest in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in southern Tehran.
The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 38 years ago, on February 11, 1979, ending the 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.
The Revolution, led by the late Imam Khomeini (God's mercy upon him), established a new political system based on Islamic values and democracy.
Every year Iranians mark the anniversary of their Islamic Revolution from February 1 to 11, known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) ceremonies. February 1, 1979, was the date when Imam Khomeini (God's mercy upon him) returned from exile in Paris to Tehran.
Also on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet ministers similarly attended the mausoleum and the cemetery.
The Iranian chief executive renewed his allegiance with Imam Khomeini’s ideals and the martyrs.