News ID: 274445
Published: 0214 GMT September 20, 2020

Leader to honor veterans of Sacred Defense via videoconference

Leader to honor veterans of Sacred Defense via videoconference
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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei delivers a speech today via a videoconference to honor one million war veterans at the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech will be aired live on local and international radio and television channels, according to Tasnim News Agency.

In Iran, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is known as the Sacred Defense, and the Sacred Defense Week is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the war.

Every year in late September, the Iranian Armed Forces attend parades to honor the Sacred Defense Week in remembrance of the martyrs of the eight-year war.

However, General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier announced that no military parades will be held in the country in order to prevent the coronavirus spread.

 

 

 

   
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