Ali Larijani: Iran is the great force of the region

Ali Larijani, Chairperson of Iranian Parliament

Speaking on occasion of the anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran on 1 February, 1979, the Chairperson of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said, “The Shah’s dictatorial regime was abolished by imam Khomeini’s return to Iran. In imam Khomeini’s theory the government is grounded on Islamic thought and the will of the people and this is why he called the system of government ‘the Islamic Republic’.

Talking about Iran’s current position in the region, Larijani said, “Iran is at the centre of the resistance and a significant actor in regional developments and despite all forms of international pressure, is making headway in the nuclear field. Iran’s fight against terrorism makes it the great force of the region”.