Iran's Sacred Defence

The Leader: Sacred Defense boosted Iranian armed forces’ popularity

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Iranian Army proved its loyalty to the nascent Islamic establishment during the war with the Iraqi aggressors in the 1980s, which increased the armed forces’ popularity among the Iranian nation.

Iran to Openly Announce Any Possible Response to Enemies: Top General

A top Iranian military official says if Iran is to respond to its enemies, it will announce it openly like when it carried out a retaliatory attack on the Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq in retaliation for Washington’s assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Biden Admin Denying Iranian Victims of Chemical Weapons Access to Medicine: Zarif

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has released a message marking the anniversary of the Iraqi gas attack on the city of Sardasht and National Day of Fight against Chemical and Biological Weapons.

IRGC Quds Force Deputy Cmdr. Succumbs to Chemical Injuries

IRGC Quds Force Deputy Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi has died of the chemical injuries he had sustained during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, says the IRGC spokesman.

Iran Calls on Germany to Account for Supplying Saddam with Chemical Arms

Iran has lambasted Germany for not being accountable for its role in equipping former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein’s regime with chemical weapons.

Trump’s Fate Won’t Be Better than Saddam’s: Iran President

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his American counterpart Donald Trump will finally be defeated by the Iranian nation as was former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

40 Photos, 40 Memories: Iran-Iraq War on 40th Anniversary

The Iraqi-imposed war on Iran officially began on September 22, 1980 when the Iraqi military launched offensives against southern and western Iranian cities and conducted an airstrike on Mehrabad International Airport in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Talks with ‘Sinister Lunatic’ Amounts to Relentless War: Iran

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says holding talks with a “sinister lunatic” amounts to a “relentless war.”

‘Bakers Battalion’ Making Bread for Flood-Hit Iranians

A group of Iranian female bakers from the city of Khanuk in Kerman Province, southern Iran, have baked 3,000 local breads to send to flood-stricken areas of the country.

Deployment of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi in Iran for ‘Flood Relief’ Sparks Controversy

The deployment of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, in Iran to contribute to relief operations in western flood-hit areas has sparked controversy.

Unexploded Ordnance Threatening Iranian Lives in Flood-Hit Areas

Heavy floods that hit Iran over the past few weeks have displaced most of the unexploded landmines in Western provinces as the remnants of the war imposed by Iraq on Iran, and in turn have significantly raised the risk of their explosion.

Iran Says West Sees to Whitewash Halabja Chemical Massacre

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.

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