Colonel Ali Seify, Iran’s military attaché in Azerbaijan, spoke at the opening ceremony of the event and said his country has never supported war with any other country.
Sacred Defense Week commemorates the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War in 1980. The war, known as the Sacred Defense in Iran, began when Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Iran. Hundreds of thousands died on both sides during the eight-year conflict.
Iran holds a military parade every year to honor the martyrs of the eight-year war.
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