Iranian President Hasan Rohani has said that his compatriots have shown "deep links to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution" with the growing hostility towards Iran from the United States, whose second round of sanctions has now entered into force.
"The celebration of the 'National Day of the Struggle against Arrogance' indicates the confidence and great willingness of the people towards the Islamic Revolution," stressed Rohani, according to a statement released today by the Iranian Presidency.
The Iranians commemorated yesterday with a massive march the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979, which occurred months after the triumph of the Islamic Revolution that overthrew the Mohamad Reza Pahlevi Shá.
Rohaní recalled that these celebrations take place after the "intensification of US hostility against Iran" with its "illegal" withdrawal from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement and its re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran.
"The historic presence of the people in the ceremony on November 4 of this year shows that after 40 years of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the people still have deep ties to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution," the president said.
After abandoning the nuclear pact, US President Donald Trump announced that the US was once again imposing sanctions on Iran, whose second round came into force today, penalizing the vital oil sector.
The new sanctions also prohibit financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran and restrictions on the naval and port sector of the Persian country.