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The latest news and views about the eight-year war imposed by Iraq on Iran, known in the Islamic Republic as ‘Sacred Defence’

Iranian Radiologist Helping European COVID-19 Patients for Free

Iranian Radiologist Helping European COVID-19 Patients for Free

Hamdreza Edraki is an Iranian radiologist and war veteran who is doing his best to serve the people not only in Iran but also in other countries amid the coronavirus contagion.
Rouhani, Cabinet Renew Allegiance with Imam Khomeini

Rouhani, Cabinet Renew Allegiance with Imam Khomeini

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and members of his cabinet paid a visit to Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum on Sunday, and renewed allegiance with the late founder of the Islamic Republic and the martyrs’ ideals.
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US Chemical Arms Threat to Int’l Peace, Security: Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam-Hossein Dehqani says the United States’ chemical weapons pose a threat to international peace and security.

Photo Exhibition in Iran Depicts Sufferings of Iraqi Kurdish Refugees

A photo exhibition is underway in Tehran, portraying the sufferings of refugees and the migration of Iraqi Kurds during the rule of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.

Iranian Woman Sets Record of Swimming with Hands Tied

Akram Konari, from the town of Omidieh in Khuzestan province, south-west of Iran, has swum for 175 minutes, i.e., two hours and 55 minutes, with her hands tied in memory of 175 Iranian divers who had been martyred in the war in the same way.

US Must End Arms Sales to Saddam Reincarnations: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for an end to the US arms sales to new Saddam Husseins.

US Hiding Database of Iran POWs Killed in Iraq: Commander

A full database of the Iranian prisoners of war martyred in the Ba'athist Iraqi jails is at the Pentagon’s disposal, which refuses to share the information with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an Iranian commander has said.

Mass Funeral of War Martyrs Held in Tehran

A large number of people attended a funeral processions in Tehran on Thursday for 150 Iranian martyrs whose remains have been recently unearthed more than three decades after the end of the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s.

Finding Real Heroes in Old War Photos

What Saeed Sadeqi shot thousands of times during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s were not bullets, but photographs. Three decades on, he now has a specific goal: to find as many war heroes in his old photos as possible.

Zarif Downplays Trump’s Claim that He Stopped Iran War

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the latest claim by US President Donald Trump that he stopped an attack on Iran because 150 people would have died, saying the US has already killed several generations with its chemical weapons.