Iranian Armed Forces, including regular Iranian armed forces (Artesh) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Sepah), started nationwide military parades in all cities across the country on Sunday morning to honor the Sacred Defense Week which marks the anniversary of the 1980-88 Iraq-imposed war.

Iran (IMNA) - The prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq during which Iraqi armed forces invaded western Iran along the countries’ joint border, began on September 22, 1980 and ended by a 1988 cease-fire at 1988. Resumption of normal diplomatic relations started after the signing of a formal peace agreement on August. 

The relationship between these two nations has entered into a new dimension after the downfall of Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. Iran and Iraq share many common interests, as they share a common enemies in the Islamic State. These days, Iraq is now heavily dependent on the more stable and developed Iran for its energy needs.

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