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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’

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.

Fajr Visual Art Exhibition Displaying Post-1979 Iranian Art

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.

‘Over 63,000 Iranians Suffer Chemical Weapons Injuries’

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.

Farangis; Untold Story of Women’s Role in Iran-Iraq War

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.

“Iranians Always Sacrificing Lives to Defend Homeland”

A city councilor says Iranians have, throughout history, put their lives on the line to defend their homeland.

Public Campaign Raising Awareness about Iran’s National Heroes

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.

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