Iran  marks Sacred Defense Week

Iran marks Sacred Defense Week

The Sacred Defense Week begins on Shahrivar 31 in the Iranian calendar (September 22 this year), which is the day Iraq invaded Iran and began the imposed war on the country in 1980.

In late September 1980, the regime of slain Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein launched a war against Iran. Iran holds a military parade every year to honor the martyrs of the eight-year war imposed by the former regime in Baghdad.

Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Law Enforcement Police and Basij forces each year start nationwide parades in Tehran and other cities across the country to mark the Sacred Defense Week.

The Iranian officials in messages on the occasion of Sacred Defense Week honor the martyrs of 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war against Iran.

September 22 is considered as one of the turning points in the history of the Iranian nation.

37 years ago, Sadaam Hussein, supported by major Western and regional states, launched the massive military invasion against Iran.

The Iranian nation under wise leadership of Imam Khomeini managed to foil all plots hatched by the Saddam regime and its colonial backers.  

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