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Iran to hold 1st intl. conf. in solidarity with victims of chemical weapons

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Chairman of the central committee for commemoration of the Sacred Defense Week, Bahman Kargar, talked about the events scheduled for the first International Conference in solidarity with victims of chemical weapons.
In a press conference today, Chairman of the central committee for commemoration of the Sacred Defense Week, Bahman Kargar said, “the first International conference in solidarity with victims of chemical weapons will be held during the Sacred Defense Week (21-29 September) accompanied by a speech from Iran’s president.”

In regard to the main events for the commemoration of the 34th anniversary of the Week of Sacred Defense, Kargar said, “Professional, Scientific and analytical conferences attended by commanders and experts in national media, conference of cinema organization and performing arts attended by actors and with a speech from Iran’s president followed by speeches from commanders before Friday Prayer’s sermon are scheduled for this event.”

Kargar named this year’s motto for the Week of Sacred Defense as “Yesterday’s Resistance, Today’s Dignity, and Tomorrow’s Excellence” and stated that the armed forces parade will be on 21 September.

“Eight years of resistance against the invasion of the enemy forces is a glorious event in Iran’s history and we must foster the culture of the Sacred Defense and pass it on to the younger generation.”

Iran’s Sacred Defense Week marks anniversary of beginning of 8-year war Iraq imposed on Iran in 1981.

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