The Iranian Army on Sunday released a statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, a city in southwestern Iran that had been occupied by Iraq’s Baathist army in the early 1980s under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Hailing the liberation of Khorramshahr as the symbol of unity and solidarity of the armed forces in safeguarding Iran’s security and territorial integrity, the statement described the heroic event as a stellar model of defending independence for future generations.
Paying tribute to the martyrs of the epic battle for the liberation of Khorramshahr, the statement also gave an assurance that the Army forces are fully prepared to devote their lives to safeguarding the Islamic establishment and protecting Iran’s security and national interests.
Iranian military and political officials have repeatedly warned the enemies about the dire consequences of military action against the Islamic Republic.
In remarks last month, the commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force described the Islamic Republic as the safest country in the region, cautioning the aggressors that any stupid move will be dealt with seriously.