The Iranian Revolution: Why It Still Matters Decades Later

February 10, 2015 10:29 PM

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The Iranian Revolution: Why It Still Matters Decades Later

On Feb. 11 each year, Iranians take to the streets in celebration of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The event marked a true turning point for the country after the people overthrew U.S.-backed Iranian King Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, and replaced the monarchy with an Islamic republic led by the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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