Sep 21, 2020, 10:39 AM
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Supreme Leader addresses nation on defense week

Tehran, Sept 21, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's speech on the occasion of the 'Sacred Defense Week" began on Monday via a video conference.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, traditionally honours a million war veterans which took part in the 8-year Iraqi-imposed war in 1980-1988.

This year the leader’s address is done via a video conference for safety requirements amid coronavirus pandemic.

The Leader makes a video conference on nationwide TV broadcast.

The Sacred Defense Week remembers the sacrifices of the Iranians during the eight-year war which former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein imposed on Iran in 1980. Every year, Iran’s Armed Forces mark the occasion with parades presenting the Islamic Republic’s latest defense achievements. 

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