21 Sep, 2020 14:15 am

War with Iraq showed Iran can defend itself

War with Iraq showed Iran can defend itself
Khamenei made the remarks in a televised video address to top military commanders and war veterans across the country, delivered at the beginning of Holy Defence week marking the war´s anniversary.

World Mon, Sep 21, 2020 A handout picture provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on September 21, 2020 shows him giving a speech as the Islamic republic marks the anniversary of its 1980-88 war with Iraq.— AFP TEHRAN: Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq showed the country can defend itself, without directly addressing the current circumstances, said Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while addressing at the beginning of "Holy Defence" week marking the war's anniversary on Monday.The supreme leader also accused Western powers of having armed Saddam while depriving Iran of aid, saying it showed "the truth and the nature of the Western civilisation".Iran this year cancelled a military parade held annually to mark the war's anniversary over the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 24,400 and infected over 425,000 in the Islamic republic since March.

" Khamenei causes the aggressor to think twice before attacking," said Khamenei.

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