Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Marchers walked down the street chanting, "Death to Israel".
"Iran continues to seek nuclear weapons to intimidate people all around the globe and ballistic missiles to use as delivery systems".
The remarks came a day after Trump tweeted about 40 years of "corruption, repression and terror", reacting to the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, which he claimed was followed by "the regime in Iran producing only 40 years of failure".
Prices of basic foodstuffs have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran past year and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers, militia members in camouflage fatigues, clerics, and ordinary citizens flocked to the streets of other Iranian cities and towns to commemorate February 11, 1979, when followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted a USA -backed monarch, Shah Reza Pahlavi.
Later that year, Iranian militants took dozens of people hostage at the US Embassy in Tehran, sparking the first round of sanctions from Washington and causing a lasting rupture in countries' relations.
Iranians march towards Azadi Square during Monday's rally.
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Current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to publish "a detailed statement explaining the "second step" of the progress of the Islamic revolution", his official website said. "It has been moving forward over the past 40 years and making Iran stronger".
"I'm impressed by everything I've seen here, of course you cannot show everything, but these missiles you see behind - these missiles can go very far, against any enemy, including Iran's proxies in our region", Netanyahu said on a visit to the naval base in Haifa.
Citing leaked Iranian Judiciary documents, the Paris-based media watchdog also said that the authorities had arrested, imprisoned, or executed at least 860 journalists in the three decades between the 1979 revolution and 2009.
Ayatollah Khamenei recently said when they chant "death to America" they really just mean death to President Donald Trump and his Cabinet.
Iranian state TV anchor Mehdi Khosravi chirped how he expects John Bolton, U.S. national security adviser, to be very angry on Monday since he had once predicted that Iranians will not see the 40th anniversary of their revolution. "The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure", he wrote.
Last year, Bolton told a meeting of Iranian exiles that "before 2019, we here. will celebrate in Iran".