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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recalled the massacre of Iraqi Kurds at the hands of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein in a chemical attack on March 16, 1988, saying Western governments would fail in their attempts to whitewash the incident.
Art pieces from various Iranian artists have been put on display in an exhibition in Tehran with the main theme of the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defence.
An Iranian official says statistics show more than 63,000 Iranians are confirmed to be suffering from chemical weapons injuries and the number is still increasing, thirty years after the devastating invasion of Iran by Iraq came to an end.
The book “Farangis,” the winner of the annual award presented to the best book about Holy Defence – the eight-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s – has been reprinted six times.
A city councilor says Iranians have, throughout history, put their lives on the line to defend their homeland.
A group of young people in Iran have launched a campaign on social media networks to clean up and colour the tombstones of martyrs, raising the awareness of younger generations about the country’s national heroes.
A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker says the Iranian government must urge Iraq to pay compensation for damages in the 1980-88 deadly war imposed by the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday met a group of former prisoners who had been jailed either by the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the war he imposed on Iran or by the regime of former despotic Shah of Iran before the 1979 Revolution.
A senior defence official says Iranian explorers have recovered the remnants of 65 unidentified martyrs of the Iraqi imposed war (1980-88), some 30 years after the end of the longest battle in the 20th century.
The newly recovered sacred bodies of 130 Iranian martyrs of the Iraqi imposed war (1980-88) were brought back into the country via Arvand River in western Iran, some 29 years after the end of the war.