Israel warns Iran this could be last anniversary

Young people born to the children of the revolution often refer to themselves as the'burned generation

Young people born to the children of the revolution often refer to themselves as the'burned generation

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Monday that this year could be the last time it celebrates the anniversary of its Islamic revolution if it attacks Israel.

The Israeli leader has vowed to annihilate the Islamic Republic if it follows through on its threats.

An Iranian woman holds an effigy of USA president Donald Trump, during a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

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.

Over the past decade, Iran has frequently test-fired and displayed missiles, sent several short-lived satellites into orbit and in 2013 launched a monkey into space.

The Ayatollah urged crowds to turn out in vast numbers for the 40th anniversary of the revolution in a show of Iranian unity to the world. 40 Years of Failure to adjust USA policy to reality.

"Iran will continue to expand its military might and missile program", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the crowd who gathered in Azadi (Freedom) Square.

"The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future", he added.

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USA sanctions have hit Iran's economy hard, angering low-income Iranians who have carried out sporadic protests and strikes over the past year.

Prices of basic foodstuffs have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran a year ago and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.

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.

In January, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was facing its worst economic crisis since the Shah was toppled.

"It's been 40 yrs of failure", Bolton tweeted. He said, "The United States does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us".

"If this regime makes the awful 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". "They would do well to take that into account". The entire IRGC has been labeled a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and some of the IRGC's sub-components - including its elite Quds Force, which has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States - engage in even more direct sponsoring and exporting of sharia supremacist Islamism.

Iran also has vast clout in Iraq, where Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the overseas arm of the Revolutionary Guards, was frequently photographed guiding Shi'ite militias in the war against Sunni Islamic State militants.

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