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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’

Rouhani Lauds Martyrs, Veterans for Serving Islam, Iran

Rouhani Lauds Martyrs, Veterans for Serving Islam, Iran

In a congratulatory message on the Sacred Defence Week, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has paid tribute to the martyrs and veterans of the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s for their courage and devotion to the country, Islam, and the Islamic Revolution.
Iraqi Imposed War Proved Cost of Invading Iran Very High: Leader

Iraqi Imposed War Proved Cost of Invading Iran Very High: Leader

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic’s resistance against the Iraqi war imposed on the country in the 1980s proved that it is “very costly” to invade Iran.
Iran Marks 30th Anniversary of Return of War Prisoners

Iran Marks 30th Anniversary of Return of War Prisoners

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has held a videoconference with the Foreign Ministry's former prisoners of war (POW) on the 30th anniversary of the return of the first group of Iranian prisoners of war to the country.
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.