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Iran to Unveil New Defense Projects: Top General

21 Sep 2020, 20:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said this year's Sacred Defense Week in Iran would be marked with the unveiling of tens of new defense projects.

- Politics news -

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri attended a ceremony at the Islamic Revolution and Sacred Defense Museum of Tehran on Monday morning, held in commemoration of the veterans of the imposed war of the 1980s.

The top commander said this year's Sacred Defense Week would be marked with the inauguration of "tens of defense projects and hundreds of construction projects".

He also noted that 8 new Sacred Defense museums will open across Iran during the Sacred Defense Week, bringing the total number of war museums to 23.

In 2025, Iran will have 36 Sacred Defense museums and a museum of war against arrogance in the eastern city of Tabas, he added.

In Iran, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is known as the Sacred Defense, and the Sacred Defense Week is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the war in September.

The outbreak of coronavirus has canceled this year's military parades in remembrance of the martyrs in the eight-year Iraqi-imposed war.

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