Iran holds military parade to mark Iran-Iraq war-Xinhua

Iran holds military parade to mark Iran-Iraq war

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-09-22 22:46:00

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iranian armed forces on Thursday held a military parade to mark the 42nd anniversary of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war beginning in 1980, the official news agency IRNA reported.

During the military parade in the capital Tehran, Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, said Iran favors a region free from threats and full of friendship and cooperation in West Asia, calling the United States a threat to the security of the region.

The parade comes at the beginning of Defense Week, the one-week Iranian commemoration of the Iraq-Iran war.

Also on Thursday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force unveiled for the first time a new prototype of its "Sevom-e Khordad" air defense missile system which has a range of 200 km.