Iranian demonstrators burn a US flag during an annual rally in November 2015.(AP/Vahid Salemi)


Iranians expressed the joy for their revolution by displaying hate for Israel and the US. 

Iranians have begun nationwide celebrations to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.

State television on Thursday aired footage of rallies in Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, many of them in frigid winter weather conditions.

The demonstrators chanted traditional slogans against the US and Israel, and the streets in many cities were decorated with anti-US and anti-Israeli banners and posters

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency wrote that “this year’s rallies are even more important than ever as they show wide public support for [the] country’s anti-US policies [that] have not changed after the nuclear deal with the world powers.”

The rallies commemorate February 11, 1979, when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted US-backed Shah Reza Pahlavi. The CIA helped orchestrate the 1953 coup that overthrew Iran’s popular prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, and brought Pahlavi to power.

By: AP and United with Israel Staff