Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

In this February 11, 2016 file photograph, an Iranian woman holds the national flag during a rally commemorating the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, in Tehran, Iran.

The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution's victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).

One banner read: "Much to the dismay of America, the revolution has reached its 40th year".

"After 40 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has failed to fulfill its promises to uphold and safeguard the rights of its citizens", Bolton tweeted Monday morning. They end on February 11, the day that the outgoing government collapsed.

Life-size replicas of Iranian-made cruise and ballistic missiles stood in a statement of defiance after the USA past year reimposed sanctions following its withdrawal from a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.

European signatories of the 2015 deal, under which Tehran pledged to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, have been trying to save the accord. "Iran continues to seek nuclear weapons, to intimidate peaceful people all around the globe and ballistic missiles to use as delivery systems", Bolton said in a video uploaded by the White House.

"The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran... means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives", President Hassan Rouhani told those crowding into Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square.

"The Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other", he said.

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State TV showed a cartoon of the Shah being thrown into the "dustbin of history", wearing clothes in USA colours and holding Iranian newspapers headlined "The Shah has left!"

Life-size replicas of Iranian-made cruise and ballistic missiles lined the route in a statement of defiance at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Tehran would not withdraw its forces from the region, dismissing US calls that Iranian regional influence should be curbed.

"We are constantly acting in accordance with our need to prevent Iran and its proxies from entrenching along our northern border, and in the wider region", added Netanyahu, who is also defense minister.

Although the Iranian government has attempted to establish financial mechanisms that would facilitate its trade relations with European powers, its ability to trade internationally has been badly affected by renewed U.S. sanctions.

It was not clear whether the amnesty would also apply to political prisoners.

"I am very impressed by the strength of the navy", he said, calling it a "primary component" of Israel's defensive and deterrent capabilities.

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