Iranian Armed Forces to Stage Massive Nationwide Parades Saturday
Iran’s Armed Forces, including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Army and the Law Enforcement, plan to stage joint nationwide parades on Saturday.
Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said the parades will be held across the country on the occasion of the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s.
He further said military units and about 600 vessels of the IRGC and the Army as well as the Law Enforcement Force will join one of the massive events in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
The IRGC spokesman went on to say that 200 civil vessels will also participate in the parades in Bandar Abbas, which will begin on Saturday morning with a speech by Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Various units representing the Iranian Navy, Air Force, Army Ground Force, Airborne division, the IRGC, and Police will participate in the parades.
Simultaneously, a large-scale military parade will be held by the Army in the capital, Tehran.
The most recent achievements of the Iranian Armed Forces in missile industry, equipment for the ground, naval and air defense forces as well as communication gear will be put on display in the military event.
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.