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Iran revolution meant '40 years of failure': Trump advisor

AFP  |  Washington 

Iran's Islamic revolution four decades ago inflicted "failure and broken promises" on the country, Donald Trump's said Monday.

"It's been 40 yrs of failure. Now it's up to the Iranian regime to change its behavior, & ultimately up to the Iranian people to determine the direction of their country," tweeted on

Bolton said would support "the will of the Iranian people, & stand behind them to ensure their voices are heard."

Bolton, a leading hawk in the Trump administration's attempt to weaken Iranian influence, was tweeting as a huge crowd in gathered to celebrate the 1979 revolution, in which Muslim leader Ayatollah ended the centuries-old rule of the royal dynasty.

Iranian told Iranians they should resist a "conspiracy" involving

The has pushed hard to weaken and what it says is Tehran's "destabilizing" influence.

The two countries have not had diplomatic relations since 1980, and Trump has pulled the from an international agreement meant to reward for giving up nuclear weapon ambitions.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 01:00 IST