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Iran Armed Forces to display achievements in parade

Politics - The Iranian Armed Forces will demonstrate the country’s latest defensive capabilities on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Sacred Defense Week.

The military parade marking the beginning of the 'Sacred Defense Week' will be held on September 22 in the presence of senior Iranian officials.

Executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Iran on September 22, 1980 in a war that dragged on for eight years.

The Sacred Defense Week commemorates the braveries of the Iranian soldiers who fought in the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war and defended their country from enemy aggressions.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to deliver a speech during the ceremony.

The Army’s Ground, Air and Naval forces will participate in the parade, Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said in August.

Pourdastan added that the Army’s achievements as well as new defense weaponry, including medium- and long-range missiles, would be displayed during the parade.

In recent years, Iran has secured great accomplishments in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iran has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.


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