The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement reiterated its firm stance against enemies' plots to access and weaken Iran's defense and missile power
"The chain of failures of the US and the Zionist regime and their European and regional allies on the scene of proxy wars and Takfiri terrorism … reminds this undeniable reality that the Islamic Republic of Iran as the first and undisputed power in West Asia will never be intimidated by the multiplied and extensive seditions of the western wolves and devils, will defend the country's independence in all fields and will not allow the enemies to approach the gates of its defensive might and deterrent missile power and weaken its security and national defense shield," the statement said on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran on February 11, 1979.
It also underlined the Islamic Revolution's progress and move towards its great causes despite enemies' different plots and hostilities, adding that the enemies will witness the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with wide-open eyes.
The statement invited the Iranian people, from all walks of life, to show massive participation in the February 11 rallies in Tehran and other cities across the country.
Led by the Founder of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Iranians confronted the forces of US-proxy Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi in late 1977 to end his oppressive, cruel and autocratic rule over the country.
By December 1978, millions of Iranians would take to the streets in protest against the policies of the Shah on a regular basis.
Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to Iran to be received by millions of cheering crowds after the departure of the Shah in mid-January 1979. Two weeks later, the country saw the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
The final collapse of the Shah's regime came on February 10 when the military renounced its loyalty to the Shah and joined the revolutionary forces.
On February 11, 39 years ago, people took to the streets to celebrate the collapse of the Pahlavi Dynasty and the emergence of the new era.