VIDEO: Iran Starts Sacred Defense Week with Massive Military Parades

Wed Sep 21, 2016 09:30:34

Different divisions of Iran’s Armed Forces are holding annual military parades on the first day of the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the 36th anniversary of the eight-year Iraqi war on Iran.

The parade, underway at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini near Tehran, saw the participation of military units from the Iran Army (IRARMY), the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as the Iranian Police Force.

Similar parades are also being held nationwide to mark the occasion as well as Marine Wargames with participation of Iran Navy and IRGC navy in Bandar Abbas in Persian Gulf waters..

During the parade in southern Tehran, Iranian Armed Forces showcased their latest achievements in the area of defense, including various missile defense systems.

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, PRESS TV reports.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri has delivered a speech at the event in place of President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently in New York to attend the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly(UNGA).

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