Travelling from throughout the nation, big numbers of mourners have converged on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran to pay their tributes.
Tons of of international visitors, together with students and researchers, are additionally attending the ceremonies.
The grandson of the late founding father of the Islamic Republic, Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, has began his speech on the ceremony.
Chief of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will tackle the big gathering later.
Ali Ansari, an official answerable for organizing the ceremony at Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum, has stated some 1.Three million individuals are estimated to assemble on the complicated.
Related mourning processions are being held elsewhere throughout Iran, with the contributors renewing their allegiance to the beliefs of the Islamic Revolution, led by the late Imam Khomeini and his successor Ayatollah Khamenei.
On the eve of the ceremonies, President Hassan Rouhani addressed hundreds of mourners on the mausoleum, saying Imam Khomeini rose up towards “the world’s smug powers at a time of darkness and historic suppression in Iran.”
“Now, we now have to stop the Zionists and the smug powers from falsely presenting a distorted picture from the Iranian nation, the Islamic Revolution, and the Islamic Republic to others,” he stated.
Nice Architect of Islamic Republic
Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, higher often known as Imam Khomeini, was born to a household of spiritual students in 1902 within the central Iranian metropolis of Khomein.
Imam Khomeini contributed a few years of his life to resistance towards the US-backed Pahlavi dynasty, and ultimately paved the way in which for its downfall within the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Within the pre-Revolution period, Imam Khomeini spent greater than 15 years in exile for his stiff opposition to the final monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, principally for his affiliation with Western imperialists.
Whereas in exile, the politico-religious chief, who loved immense public assist within the nation, continued to information the rebellion towards the Pahlavi regime.
He was not allowed to return to homeland throughout Pahlavi’s reign, and solely got here again dwelling on February 1, 1979 after the monarch lastly gave into indignant in style demonstrations and fled the nation, by no means to return.
The Pahlavi dynasty totally collapsed 10 days afterward February 11. Iranians then voted in a nationwide referendum in April that 12 months for the nation to develop into Islamic Republic, an institution architected by Imam Khomeini.
Imam Khomeini handed away on June 3, 1989 on the age of 87.