Iran-Iraq war

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  • Members of director Saeid Najafian’s troupe perform “Life with the Taste of Mustard” at Tehran’s Sarve Theater. (Tiwall/Zia Safavian) 2020-02-01 18:26

    Fajr festival play reveals impacts of war on veterans’ families 

    TEHRAN – The 38th Fajr International Theater Festival will present a play titled “Life with the Taste of Mustard”, which illustrates the repercussions of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war on the families of the veterans.

  • Iranian religious minorities pay tribute to martyrs 2019-12-28 13:27

    Iranian religious minorities pay tribute to martyrs

    As the new year is approaching, followers of divine religions pay homage to their family members martyred during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war, known as the Sacred Defense. According to officials, 90 Christians, 11 Jews, and 33 Zoroastrians were martyred during the 8-year war.

  • Iranian scientist 2019-08-13 22:54

    Iranian war veteran writes to Trump

    TEHRAN – An Iranian war veteran, Habib Ahmadzadeh, has written an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he rejects the president’s statement saying Iranians never won a war.

  • Biden Sanders 2019-07-20 23:49

    By saeed sobhani

    Sanders challenges Biden over Iraq war

    The troubled mistake of the former vice president of U.S.

    Former US Vice President Joe Biden's support for the Iraq war has become a big trouble for him. Many analysts believe that this could create a major crisis for Biden during the first phase of the Democratic primaries.

  • Foreign visits to Sacred Defense Museum jumps 80 percent 2019-07-16 19:22

    Foreign visits to Sacred Defense Museum jumps 80 percent

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign tourists visiting the Sacred Defense Museum in Tehran in the past Iranian calendar year (March 2018-19) jumped 80 percent compared with a year earlier.

  • Funeral procession held for fallen soldier 2019-06-27 16:32

    Funeral procession held for fallen soldier

    A massive funeral procession was held on Thursday morning in Tehran for 150 Iranian soldiers martyred in Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). Bodies of the Iranian soldiers were recently recovered and returned home some 30 years after the end of the Iran-Iraq war. Even three decades after the war, there are still a number of Iranian soldiers unaccounted for with ongoing efforts to find them.

  • Tehran-Sardasht car rally to promote peace and friendship 2019-06-26 20:33

    Tehran-Sardasht car rally to promote peace and friendship

    TEHRAN – Today, a group of drivers will hit the road heading from Tehran to the northwestern city of Sardasht in a car rally which is aimed to promote peace and friendship.

  • 31 years since Saddam gassed Halabja 2019-03-16 21:41

    31 years since Saddam gassed Halabja

    March 16 marks the 31st year after the Iraqi Baath regime’s chemical attack against the Kurdish city of Halabja in northern Iraq that killed thousands of people during the closing days of the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s.

  • CBI Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati (L) and his Iraqi counterpart Ali Mohsen Al-Allaq exchanged banking agreement documents signed in Baghdad on Tuesday 2019-02-06 20:00

    Iran, Iraq set up payment mechanism to facilitate trade

    TEHRAN – Central banks of Iran and Iraq reached an agreement to set up a payment mechanism to facilitate banking ties between the two countries, the portal of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) reported.

  • UK documents only part of reality about Iran-Iraq war: MP 2019-02-05 21:18

    UK documents only part of reality about Iran-Iraq war: MP

    TEHRAN – Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh has said the British government’s recently declassified documents about Iraq’s imposed war against Iran in the 80s show only a small part of the whole reality.

  • Iran to declassify 1980-88 war documents 2019-01-13 22:26

    Iran to declassify 1980-88 war documents

    TEHRAN – The head of the Foundation for Preservation of Sacred Defense Works and Values announced on Saturday that the classified documents of Iraq’s 1980-88 war against Iran will be declassified early next Iranian year, starting on March 21. 

  • soleimani 2018-12-31 21:03

    Operation Karbala-4 was not a military deception: General Soleimani

    TEHRAN - General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC Quds Force, said on Monday that Operation Karbala-4 in late December 1986 during Iraq’s war against Iran was a main operation and not a “military deception”.

  • Front cover of “From Leili Desert to Majnun Island” by Mohammad-Sarvar Rajai. 2018-10-07 18:12

    Memoires of Afghan volunteers in Iran-Iraq war published

    TEHRAN – A book carrying the memoires of the Afghans who volunteered to fight for Iran during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war has been published in Iran.

  • Families of martyrs meet defense minister 2018-08-05 10:55

    Families of martyrs meet defense minister

    TEHRAN – A number of the families of the martyrs who lost their lives in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War or the fight against terrorism in Syria met on Saturday with Defense Minister Amir Hatami, Mehr reported.

  • Iran-Iraq war 2018-05-22 18:13

    “Residents of Heart” coming to showcase wounds of war at Tehran gallery

    TEHRAN – An exhibition entitled “Residents of Heart” will open at Tehran’s Fereshteh Gallery on Friday to display photos by Saeid Sadeqi that recall the agonies of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Sayad Shirazi 2018-04-11 12:47

    Sayad Shirazi’s memory is marked

    TEHRAN – On Tuesday Iran marked the martyrdom anniversary of Ali Sayad Shirazi, a former high-ranking military commander.

  • Iran urges Pentagon to declassify Iran-Iraq War documents 2018-03-12 07:15

    Iran urges Pentagon to declassify Iran-Iraq War documents

    TEHRAN – An Iranian military commander has called on the Pentagon to declassify information regarding human losses during Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran (1980-88 Iran-Iraq war).

  • Producer Saeid Malekan (L) and director Bahram Tavakkoli attend a press conference for their film “The Lost Strait” during the 36th Fajr Film Festival at Tehran Mellat Cineplex on February 7, 2018. (F 2018-02-09 18:25

    One film alone cannot tell the vast story of “The Lost Strait”: director  

    TEHRAN – Director Bahram Tavakkoli said that the true story depicted by his latest movie, “The Lost Strait” on Iranian combatants in an epic battle in the last days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, is too massive to be portrayed in one film.

  • Remains of 28 martyrs to arrive in Iran on Thursday 2018-01-25 08:54

    Remains of 28 martyrs to arrive in Iran on Thursday

    TEHRAN – Bodies of 28 Iranian martyrs that were recently found will be brought into the country on Thursday via the Shalamcheh border point, Tasnim reported.

  • A file photo shows reconstructed facade of the Neo-Sumerian Ziggurat of Ur, near Nasiriyah, Iraq 2018-01-08 19:57

    Iran ready to restore once-owned heritage sites now in Iraq

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has expressed readiness to work with Iraqi officials in order to restore once-owned historical sites now located in the neighboring country.

  • shamkhani 2017-12-19 20:49

    Iran’s missile program to continue powerfully: Shamkhani

    TEHRAN - Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has said that Iran’s missile program cannot be weakened under foreign pressure, noting the indigenous defense program will continue powerfully.

  • حضور پدر شهید کمال کورسل شهید فرانسوی دفاع مقدس بر سر مزار فرزند شهیدش پس از 30 سال 2017-08-19 13:40

    French martyr’s father visits tomb 30 years later

    TEHRAN – The father of French martyr Kamal Kourselle who had been killed while fighting for Iran visited his son’s tomb this week after nearly 30 years.

  • Khorramshahr liberation ‘pivotal moment’ in Iran-Iraq war: Navy commander 2017-05-25 13:05

    Khorramshahr liberation ‘pivotal moment’ in Iran-Iraq war: Navy commander

    TEHRAN – Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday that the liberation of the strategic port city of Khorramshahr from the occupation of Iraqi forces during Iraq’s war against Iran was a “pivotal moment”.

  • Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis) 2017-03-22 10:52

    Noruz in snapshot

    Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were martyred during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in an undated photo in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis)

  • 02br2 rafsanjani.jpg 2016-10-08 21:31

    Rafsanjani: ‘Want to be a hero of peace’

    TEHRAN – A new book about Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, now head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has been published which is made of “four frank, friendly conversations” with the veteran politician as the book’s subtitle reads.

  • مین 2016-09-07 10:38

    Leftover landmine kills Iranian child

    TEHRAN – An Iranian child was killed in a landmine explosion near the city of Sardasht in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, IRNA reported on Tuesday.