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Iranian Embassy cancels celebrations of Islamic Revolution:

[World News]: Washington, Feb 4 : The Iranian Embassy here has cancelled the celebration marking the 26th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran following strong protests by anti-regime Iranian.

The Embassy has cancelled the booking at Montgomery County's new hotel and conference centre, where the function was scheduled to be held, after strong protests by anti-regime Iranians headed by Imam Faroutan, Director of the Iran of Tomorrow Movement, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

The movement is an "American-backed organisation working to oust Iran's fundamentalist regime," the report said.

"If they allowed this, I would not be surprised if al Qaeda celebrated their next anniversary in the heart of New York," Imam Faroutan said. Foroutan's Los Angeles-based group operates satellite television station.

The Embassy had invited 1,000 guests for the reception, the report said. PTI