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Revolutionary Guard calls Iran 'island of stability'

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s was instrumental in bolstering Iran's security.
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran.

Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp, attends a news conference in Tehran February 7, 2011. REUTERS/STRINGER (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTXXKFA

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that Iran’s stability today owes to the Iran’s defense of its borders during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

The safety of the country today is the result of the sacred defense,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jaffari said of the Iran-Iraq war, which started in 1980 when Then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded the country. The war lasted until 1988.

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