Iran: Khamenei addresses war veterans as Sacred Defence Week kicks off

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei honoured the Iran-Iraq war veterans in a ceremony marking the start of the annual Sacred Defence Week in Tehran on Monday. «UK acted against us during the [Iran-Iraq] war. France seriously acted against us, Germany seriously acted against us, Yugoslavia acted against us, Yugoslavia which belonged to the Eastern Bloc. The USSR's case was obvious too,» said Khamenei who was addressing the audience via video-link. Sacred Defence Week is an annual commemoration of the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War which aims to remember and honour the sacrifices of Iranians in the eight-year war.

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