The Iran Project

Photos: Iran holds countrywide military parades to mark Sacred Defense Week

Tasnim | Vahid Ahmadi: Iran’s Armed Forces are staging countrywide military parades to mark the Sacred Defense Week on the 39th anniversary of the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on the Islamic Republic. In capital Tehran, the parades are being held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the city. President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech at the opening of the ceremony in Tehran on Sunday, attended by senior military commanders, including Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri. Various units representing the Iranian Navy, Air Force, Army Ground Force, Airborne division, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Police are participating in the parades.


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