IR Leader lauds Liberation of Khorramshar as turning point

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday received the Iranian members of parliament for a meeting during which he commemorated the Liberation of Khorramshahr during 1980-1988 imposed war.

Following today's open session in the Iranian parliament, lawmakers have gone to meet the Leader.


The meeting was held in Imam Khomeini Hussainia downtown Tehran.


Earlier today, Ghalibaf was reelected as Parliament speaker for the third consecutive year.


At the start of his remarks, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution pointed to the anniversary of the retaking of the city of Khorramshahr on May 24, 1982, from the Saddam Baath regime and said that the Liberation of Khorramshahr was a turning point that changed the course of the war.


He said that the significant military achievement obtained through "Jihad, self-sacrifice, determination, initiatives, seeking actions and innovative ways."


Ayatollah Khamenei also told the lawmakers that the Liberation of Khorramshahr showed that "victory is possible in all the various fields in the country that you face, such as internal and external issues, as well as hardware and software issues."


In 1982, two years after the start of the eight-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran, Khorramshahr was recaptured by Iranians.


Details about the meeting will be released later in the day.