At a military parade on Thursday marking the start of Iraq's war against Iran 31 years ago a number of Shahab missiles, solid-fuel Sajjil missiles, Qadr F missiles, and radar-evading fighter jets were displayed.
The military parade was held near the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in south Tehran.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Brigadier General Hassan Firouzabadi addressed the ceremony. Other top military officials including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, Armed Forces Commander Ataollah Salehi, IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, Basij Commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi, and senior military advisor to the Supreme Leader Yahya Rahim Safavi were present at the military parade.
On September 22, 1980, the Iraqi regime, under Saddam Hussein's leadership, launched a large scale war against Iran and thereby imposed a war against the Islamic Republic
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