Iranians hold International Quds Day rallies
Millions of Iranians across the country braved the hot summer and held rallies on Friday to mark the International Quds Day, MNA reported.
The International Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, is intended to highlight the occupation of the Palestinian lands by Israel and show solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation.
In the capital Tehran hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets chanting slogans against Israel and its main ally the United States.
The marchers shouted "Death to Israel", "Death to U.S."
In Tehran senior officials including the president, Expediency Council chairman, top Judiciary officials, cabinet ministers, ranking military commanders, and other dignitaries joined the rallies.
In the holy city of Qom grand ayatollahs also marched in the streets to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Marchers also chanted slogans in support of the Islamic Awakening Movement in certain regional countries which have so far brought down dictators in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen.
They also expressed sympathy with the oppressed Bahraini and Saudi Arabian people who are campaigning for their rights.
In addition to Iran, the International Quds Day is held in many other countries including in the U.S. and some European countries.