35th Anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War

Alalamalislami: The Iran-Iraq war which lasted for eight years from 1980 to 1988 was among the longest wars in the 20th century with huge losses of life and property on both sides.

The Iran-Iraq war which lasted for eight years from 1980 to 1988 was among the longest wars in the 20th century with huge losses of life and property on both sides. During eight years of imposed war, Iran stood up almost single-handedly to an Iraq which enjoyed the support of a large number of Arab, Western, Eastern, and even South American countries. During all those years, it insisted on two goals: condemnation of Iraq’s aggression against Iran and suitable punishment of the aggressor by international authorities. Iran, however, was denied both its requests. On the opposite, after Saddam’s forces invaded Kuwait, the international community moved to impose crippling sanctions against Iraq which finally led to the downfall of the Baathist Iraqi regime followed by the execution of Saddam Hussein and other criminal officials of his government. As for Kuwait, the subsequent government of Iraq was forced to pay remuneration to Kuwait. None of these happened in the case of Iran. Although damages inflicted on Iran have been estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, no mechanisms have been considered for the determination and payment of damages by the new Iraqi government. The question here is would the war between Iran and Iraq have lasted for eight long years if the international community, in general, and big powers, in particular had adopted the same positions on the invasion of the Iraqi forces against Iran as they took with regard to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq? And the second question that follows: Shouldn’t Iran be considered rightful not to trust many of these countries anymore?

 

Khorramshahr Bombardment
Photographer: Mohsen Shandiz

 

Hoveyzeh, Badr Operations
Photographer: Saeid Sadeghi

 

Abadan Bombardment
Photographer: Kaveh Golestan

 

Majnoon Island, Badr Operations
Photographer: Mohammad Hossein Heydari

 

Woman Mourning for Martyrs
Photographer: Ali Fereidooni

 

Family Martyred in Abadan Bombardment
Photographer: Mohammad Sayyad

 

Southern Front
Photographer: Saeid Sadeghi

 

Iran Southern Cities Bombardment
Photographer: Kaveh Golestan

 

Bombardment of Southern Oil Regions
Photographer: Mohammad Sayyad

 

Valfajr Operations
Photographer: Ali Kaveh

 

Bombardment of Southern Oil Regions
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Railroad
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Talayeh, 26 February 1984

 

Helmets of Iraqi Troops in Khorramshahr

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Railroad
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Men of the Imam Hussein Battalion, Before Operations Badr

 

Abadan Hospitals Bombardment
Photographer: Bahman Jalali

 

Basiji Children

 

Bombardment of Abadan Schools
Photographer: Bahman Jalali

 

 

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Schools
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Khorramshahr Bombardment
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Bombardment of Mosque in Shush City
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

 

 

Bombardment of Friday Prayer in Hamedan
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

 

 

Father Mourning Son's Death in Kermanshah
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Aerial Bombardment of Western Iran
Photography: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Ahvaz After Aerial Bombardment
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

Iraq, East Basra, 1987, During Operation Karbala 8

 

Ahvaz After Bombardment
Photographer: Mohsen Shandiz

 Majnoon Island, 1985, The 8th army of Najaf Ashraf Heading for Operation Badr

 

Aerial Bombardment of Shush
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

War Refugees in Western Iran
Photographer: Ali Hashemi

 

Arvandkenar, 9 February 1986

 

War Refugees in Bostan
Photographer: Mohammad Farnood

 

Operations of Karbala 5, 15 January 1987

 

Southern Iran Bombardment
Photographer: Alfred Yaghoobzadeh

 

 

During eight years of imposed war, Iran stood up almost single-handedly to an Iraq which enjoyed the support of a large number of Arab, Western, Eastern, and even South American countries. During all those years, it insisted on two goals: condemnation of Iraq’s aggression against Iran and suitable punishment of the aggressor by international authorities. Iran, however, was denied both its requests. On the opposite, after Saddam’s forces invaded Kuwait, the international community moved to impose crippling sanctions against Iraq which finally led to the downfall of the Baathist Iraqi regime followed by the execution of Saddam Hussein and other criminal officials of his government. As for Kuwait, the subsequent government of Iraq was forced to pay remuneration to Kuwait. None of these happened in the case of Iran. Although damages inflicted on Iran have been estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, no mechanisms have been considered for the determination and payment of damages by the new Iraqi government. The question here is would the war between Iran and Iraq have lasted for eight long years if the international community, in general, and big powers, in particular had adopted the same positions on the invasion of the Iraqi forces against Iran as they took with regard to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq? And the second question that follows: Shouldn’t Iran be considered rightful not to trust many of these countries anymore?

 

Khorramshahr Bombardment
Photographer: Mohsen Shandiz

 

Hoveyzeh, Badr Operations
Photographer: Saeid Sadeghi

 

Abadan Bombardment
Photographer: Kaveh Golestan

 

Majnoon Island, Badr Operations
Photographer: Mohammad Hossein Heydari

 

Woman Mourning for Martyrs
Photographer: Ali Fereidooni

 

Family Martyred in Abadan Bombardment
Photographer: Mohammad Sayyad

 

Southern Front
Photographer: Saeid Sadeghi

 

Iran Southern Cities Bombardment
Photographer: Kaveh Golestan

 

Bombardment of Southern Oil Regions
Photographer: Mohammad Sayyad

 

Valfajr Operations
Photographer: Ali Kaveh

 

Bombardment of Southern Oil Regions
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Railroad
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Talayeh, 26 February 1984

 

Helmets of Iraqi Troops in Khorramshahr

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Railroad
Photographer: Mahmoud Kalari

 

Men of the Imam Hussein Battalion, Before Operations Badr

 

Abadan Hospitals Bombardment
Photographer: Bahman Jalali

 

Basiji Children

 

Bombardment of Abadan Schools
Photographer: Bahman Jalali

 

 

 

Bombardment of Khorramshahr Schools
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Khorramshahr Bombardment
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Bombardment of Mosque in Shush City
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

 

 

Bombardment of Friday Prayer in Hamedan
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

 

 

Father Mourning Son's Death in Kermanshah
Photographer: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Aerial Bombardment of Western Iran
Photography: Ibrahim Shateri

 

 

 

Ahvaz After Aerial Bombardment
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

Iraq, East Basra, 1987, During Operation Karbala 8

 

Ahvaz After Bombardment
Photographer: Mohsen Shandiz

 Majnoon Island, 1985, The 8th army of Najaf Ashraf Heading for Operation Badr

 

Aerial Bombardment of Shush
Photographer: Gholamreza Dadbin

 

War Refugees in Western Iran
Photographer: Ali Hashemi

 

Arvandkenar, 9 February 1986

 

War Refugees in Bostan
Photographer: Mohammad Farnood

 

Operations of Karbala 5, 15 January 1987

 

Southern Iran Bombardment
Photographer: Alfred Yaghoobzadeh

 

 

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