The Heat: Iran’s Revolution – 40 Years Later

The Heat

It was Feb. 11, 1979. After days of protests, street battles and uncertainty, Iran’s military stood down, paving the way for the Islamic Revolution and the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

The two thousand five hundred year old Iranian monarchy was over. The journey since has seen a variety of challenges, from a struggling economy to geopolitical uncertainty.

CGTN’s Jim Spellman has more in this report.

To discuss:

  • Mana Mostatabi is the communications director at the National Iranian American Council.
  • Roya Hakakian is an Iranian-American journalist and author. Her memoir, “Journey from the Land of No”, focuses on growing up as a Jewish teenager in post-revolutionary Iran.
  • Muqtedar Khan founded the University of Delaware’s Islamic Studies program where he serves as a professor of political science and international relations.
  • Professor Nasser Hadian teaches law and political science at the University of Tehran.

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