Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed that what supporting counties of Saddam did against Iran during 8 years of the imposed war is unforgettable.

Iran Press/Iran News: Delivering a speech in the ceremony held on Monday at Foreign Ministry to commemorate Foreign Ministry’s martyrs in eight-year Sacred Defense, Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that countries in the region gave 75 billion dollars to Saddam to fight against Iran.

"They gave Saddam military weapons and the latest information," he highlighted.

"Those who helped Saddam in eight-year Sacred Defense, claim human right today," said Zarif. "What does not suit you is civilization and culture."

"You have killed ISIS’s number one enemy," Zarif said regarding the US assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani. "You are coward and savage but Iranian never gave up and all people in Iran with various religions have devotion to Imam Hussain (PBUH) and martyrdom culture."

Addressing martyr’s families, Zarif expressed: "You are the cause of Iran’s dignity and pride."

"What has given our country authority and dignity in unstable condition at regional and international level is the martyr’s culture," the minister noted.

"The culture of martyrdom and self-sacrifice has not allowed anyone to insult us and thwarted all the enemies’ scenario and sent Saddam to the deepest point of history."

The commemoration ceremony of diplomatic martyrs was held on Monday at Foreign Ministry in the presence of Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister Deputy Abbas Araghchi, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, and families of diplomatic martyrs.


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