Iran Marks Seventh Year of War
Soldiers marched in Iran’s capital past throngs chanting “Death to the U.S.” in ceremonies today marking the start of the seventh year of war with Iraq, Iran’s state-run news agency reported.
The Islamic Republic News Agency quoted President Ali Khamenei as telling the crowd: “At present, the Iranian forces are more prepared and vigilant than ever. The Iraqi army . . . has low morale and is doomed to failure.” Khamenei heads the Supreme Defense Council. The agency said the crowd in the central Azadi square was “multitudinous” but provided no figures.