Iranian Armed Forces stage parade to mark Sacred Defense Week
Different divisions of Iran’s Armed Forces are holding an annual military parade 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 Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as the Police Force.
Similar parades are also being held nationwide to mark the occasion.
During the parade in southern Tehran, Iranian Armed Forces showcased their latest achievements in the area of self dense, including different missiles and missile defense systems.
In late September 1980, the regime of slain Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded the Islamic Republic. The military parade held every year in Iran to honor the martyrs of eight-year war imposed by the former regime in Baghdad.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri also 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.