1On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, a panel discussion on the topic "Forty Years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran" was held at the amphitheater of the Scientific Research Institute "Ibn Sina" in Sarajevo, starting at 6 pm. Main topics were roots, ideas and achievements of the Revolution, as well as its reflections on Iranian, regional, and global socio-historical and political event

Speakers were Mahmoud Heidari - Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Bosnia and Herzegovina, prof. dr. Akbar Eydi - founder of the Mulla Sadra Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Muhammad Erich Waldmann - Assistant Director of the Center "Imam Ali" from Vienna, Zlatko Dizdarević - Bosnian journalist and diplomat and mr. Osman Softic, a research scientist in the field of international relations.

At the beginning, the director of the Institute dr. Kazem Zoghi Barani, who expressed his gratitude and greetings to all the attendees, said: "We are honored to welcome the distinguished participants who will, from each of their angles, speak about the Revolution itself, its ideas and achievements."
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sarajevo, Mahmoud Heidari, spoke of the decades preceding the Revolution and said: "The Iranian people have a rich culture and a multi-millennium civilization, but in the decades before the Revolution felt humiliated and precisely from that feeling, along with a series of social and political circumstances a Revolution emerged whose first motto was "independence." Ambassador Heidari essentially spoke about the principles of Iran's foreign policy after the Revolution, emphasizing that they were contained in the revolutionary parochial "Neither Eastern nor Western, but Islamic Republic" and woven in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The main foreign policy orientation involves advocating the unity of the Islamic world, regional good neighborly relations, helping all the oppressed in the world. Subsequently, Ambassador Heidari reminded of a number of examples that confirm the application of these principles over the past four decades, and stressed: Today we can confidently say that we have made all political decisions in this period and bring it ourselves without having succumbed to any pressure. Our people are guided by ideas of wisdom, dignity and well-being, and headed by directly or indirectly elected leaders and political representatives, especially the founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Homeini, and today and his successor, Ayatollah Hameni, has managed to overcome all the challenges so far. Of course, the situation in the region is not as much as we would all be satisfied, but we tried to achieve the best of our principled foreign policy. We helped various liberation movements and movements of resistance to occupation and oppression, regardless of the mosque or other affiliation of the people we helped and assist, and this is often reconsidered to us. At the end of his speech, Ambassador Heidari once again emphasized the principled position of his country and when it comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the Balkans as a whole: We inevitably support the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the peaceful coexistence and cooperation of all its peoples and citizens, and we are committed to peace and stability in the Balkans.
In his presentation, Muhammad Erich Waldman recalled the spiritual, religious and ideological dimensions of the Islamic Revolution, stressing that, above all, its success is based on a spiritual and moral transformation, that is, the building of a man as an individual, so that such an individual would be able to contribute to social and political development your community. Professor Waldmann reflected on both the geopolitical and the world-wide context in which the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran arose, a victory that few people could trust, and added: The Revolution produced a whole range of effects on the moral religious awakening of Muslim and other peoples in showing that in the circumstances of the prevailing materialism, a socio-political movement founded in religious principles and in spirituality as such can be able to obtain commendable effects and reflect on the global plane.
Zlatko Dizdarevic dedicated his presentation to the contextualization of the Islamic revolution on a broader geopolitical plan. At the outset he pointed out that the people of Iran together defeated the colonialism that pressured them, defined their path to their own roots and interests, paid the price for that struggle, but relied on domestic forces and knowledge, preserving their own dignity and tradition, and so they become a thorn in the eyes of those who think that they have the right to rule others in the interests of their interests. In its own way, Iran has shown that people can unite and make a breakthrough to victory over global social, political and spiritual defeats. Iran is not forgiven, nor will it be of those who think that power can rule others and impose their interests on them. Dizdarevic then emphasized that Iran has much wider significance today than we are aware of. Dizdarevic then emphasized that contemporary colonial neo-imperialism is based on two premisses: how to abolish resources and how those who are abducted are not allowed to emancipate, so that they can be kept under control. Whoever does not accept it has or has been disciplined or destroyed. World powers Iran is therefore a bell of alarm because it opposes such a logic. Dizdarevic then recalled the Nuclear Agreement between Iran and the world powers that Iran has shown not only that it can not take what belongs to it, but also that