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Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

Prices of food, especially meat, have risen a lot since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Iranians thronged streets across the country, many with portraits of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shiite cleric who toppled the Shah in the historic Islamic uprising.

"40 years of corruption".

Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened that Israel could target Iran-backed militias throughout the Middle East during a visit to a naval base Tuesday. 40 years of repression.

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

Journalist Mikey Kay recalled in this vein that Bolton has spoken at least eight times at rallies organised by MEK (Mojahedin-e Khalq), an Iranian dissident group which calls for regime change in Iran and is known to pay up to $50,000 per speech.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians demonstrated Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution.

The scathing slogans appeared just days after Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said such insults should not be taken personally by USA or Israeli citizens. "The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future", he posted in both English and Farsi.

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The rallies on the national holiday of "Bahman 22nd" began at 9 am local time in more than 1,000 cities and towns as well as 10,000 villages across Iran.

Iran "will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa" to the ground if Washington attacks the Islamic Republic, a commander for its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said earlier Monday to mass crowds celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, according to Russian news channel Sputnik.

'We will not let America become victorious.

But efforts to burn American and Israeli flags were hindered by torrential rain.

Those who took to the streets were bullish despite the economic problems in the country, made worse by Washington's punitive measures.

He compared the US sanctions and economic hardships to "riding a bicycle when someone puts a stick in the wheels" but pointed to advances in other fields as more than making up for them.

"I am very impressed by the strength of the navy", he said, calling it a "primary component" of Israel's defensive and deterrent capabilities. -Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Last year, Bolton told a meeting of Iranian exiles that "before 2019, we here. will celebrate in Iran".