|Leader visits mausoleum of Imam Khomeini||
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini to pay tribute to the Founder of the Islamic Republic on Wednesday, ahead of the 34th anniversary of the return of the late Imam Khomeini.
Later, the Leader visited the tombs of former chief justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti and 72 senior officials martyred in the terrorist bombing of the Islamic Republic Party office in central Tehran on June 28, 1981 and the tombs of martyrs to pray for their souls.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cabinet also visited the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini on Wednesday to renew their commitment to the ideals of the Founder of the Islamic Republic.
Imam Khomeini returned to Iran from exile on February 1, 1979.
The next ten days are called the Ten-Day Dawn in Iran because the victory of the Islamic Revolution occurred on February 11, 1979.
The president and cabinet members visit the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and the tombs of the martyrs every year on this occasion according to the Iranian calendar. Due to the fact that the leap days of the leap years of the Iranian and Western calendars do not match, the anniversary occurs on January 31 this year.
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