Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Military parades were held in various cities of Iran including the capital, Tehran on Sept. 22 on the occasion of the "Sacred defense" week.
Each year, from the 1980's, the day of Iraq's attack on Iran is marked as the "Sacred Defense" week in the country. The Iran-Iraq war began on September 22, 1980 with the attack of Iraqi army to Iran's Khuzestan province. The war ended on August 20, 1988 with the signing of a ceasefire agreement and the borders of the two countries remained in a pre-war state.
All units of Iranian Army as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) participated at the parade, Iran's State IRINN TV reported.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani attended the ceremony in Tehran and delivered a speech.
In Tehran, the parade was held in front of the mausoleum of the past Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Besides Rouhani, Iran's military officials, military attaches of foreign missions in Iran, and prominent public figures attended the event.
The latest achievements of the Islamic Republic in the military sphere were demonstrated during the parade.