Iran Marks 40th Anniversary Of Islamic Revolution

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

"I also want to share with you that the world has been in awe of Iran's military power and its capabilities over the last 40 years and especially in the last five years..."

Moayeri says the president using her photo is "a great shame" for her and causes her "deep sorrow".

State TV showed crowds defying cold rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution which ousted the United States' most important ally in the Middle East. 40 years of terror. The photo was taken during a series of protests around the country at the time which was triggered by stagnant economic situation, and led to thousands of arrests and at least 21 being killed. "The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future", he posted in both English and Farsi.

In Washington, US National Security adviser John Bolton, who in 2017 expressed the hope that Iran's "revolution will not reach its 40th birthday", tweeted that after 40 years, the "Islamic Republic of Iran has failed to fulfil its promises to uphold and safeguard the rights of its citizens".

According to her website, Moayeri began her career at the age of 19 by photographing scenes of the war in Afghanistan, and then moving on to the Iraq War and other subjects in Pakistan, Lebanon, Georgia, Indonesia and Somalia.

Moayeri told the New York Times that during the protests at Tehran University when she took the photo, there were violent confrontations between students and police, and she anxious she would be arrested. She has been cited by name on others work carried by the Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, though she said she avoided being identified in this photo due to the uncertain political climate.

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She added the picture was for her people and not for "men in Washington".

Bringing up examples of Trump's policies against Iran including the travel ban and reinstating economic sanctions, Moayeri said such moves would mainly damage ordinary people who are not specifically concerned about politics.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers a year ago and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, dealing a blow to the country's economy. It was not until six months later in June 2018 that she revealed her identity as the photographer of the iconic image by submitting it at the annual Iranian Photojournalists' Association, IPJA.

The US initiated and "accelerated" a secret program to sabotage Iran's rocket and missile tests as part of a campaign to weaken Tehran's military and suffocate its economy, the New York Times reports. Our currency lost 70% of its value.

'We will not let America become victorious. Chris Murphy warned in a tweet on Tuesday that Trump's hawkish national security adviser is knowingly lying to build momentum for a USA military attack on Iran. "Now it's up to the Iranian regime to change its behavior, & ultimately up to the Iranian people to determine the direction of their country".

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