23 May 2024
Friday 3 June 2016 - 11:22
Story Code : 216836

Iran marks Imam Khomeiniís demise anniversary

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Ė Iranians on Friday are mourning the 27th anniversary of the demise of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (RA).

Special events are underway at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (RA) in southern Tehran to pay tribute to ďthe architect of the Islamic Revolution.Ē

Visitors from across the country, as well as high-ranking Iranian officials along with groups of foreign guests and ambassadors are taking part in the commemoration ceremony.

Every year, large crowds of Iranians travel to Tehran from different parts of the country to pay tribute to Imam Khomeini at his shrine.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Moussavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, engineered Iranís 1979 Islamic Revolution, which led to the overthrow of the US-backed Shah of Iran.

Imam Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, at the age of 87.

By Tasnim News Agency
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