Khamenei defends controversial tours to Iran-Iraq war frontlines

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Despite high profile fatal car accidents, Iran’s supreme leader has defended tours to the sites of frontlines from the Iran-Iraq war as being necessary for remembering the sacrifices and importance of the war.

Raahian Nour (Path of Light) tours are government sponsored trips to different battle grounds from the Iran-Iraq war near the Iran-Iraq border. The former battle grounds have been turned into educational tourist destinations that are frequented by curious visitors, people who have lost family members during the war and students on school field trips. Continue reading