In capital Tehran, the parades were held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the city.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri was the keynote speaker at the parade in Tehran.
Representative units from the Iranian Army Navy, Air Force, Ground Force, Airborne division and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps units, including aerospace units participated in the parades.
Simultaneously, a large-scale military parade was also held in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas under supervision of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy.
The most recent achievements of the Iranian armed forces in missile industry, equipment for the ground, naval and air defense forces as well as communication gear were put on display in the military events.
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.