Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the US-based Islamic religious movement Nation of Islam, is expected to address Iranians during a ceremony marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran on Feb. 11.
Asghar Abkhezr, an official in charge of organizing the ceremony, said Farrakhan is expected to deliver his speech as a special guest before President Hassan Rouhani's scheduled address, Mehr news agency reported Feb. 9.
On Feb. 11, the Islamic Republic celebrates the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 when the revolution leader Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after almost 15 years of exile and took the control of the country after toppling Pahlavi monarchy.
Each year on Feb. 11, a large number of Iranians take to streets carrying banners and images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, as well as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, to re-affirm their allegiance to the Islamic Revolution.