Saddam Hussein


  • 11 Sacred Defense elements, properties approved as national heritage 2021-09-29 20:00

    11 Sacred Defense elements, properties approved as national heritage

    TEHRAN – A selection of eleven elements and properties involving Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 war, which is called Sacred Defense in the Islamic Republic, have recently been added to the national heritage list.

  • Meeting 2021-07-11 21:23

    The West is accustomed to supporting terrorism

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign of Western double standards in dealing with the issue of terrorism, a slate of former and current Western officials participated in a gathering held by a widely detested Iranian opposition group that is known for its role in carrying out thousands of targeted assassinations inside Iran in the 1980s.

  • Zarif 2021-06-28 21:03

    Zarif commemorates victims of Sardasht chemical bombardment

    TEHRAN — In a message on Monday morning, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif commemorated the 34th anniversary of the horrendous chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein’s regime on the Iranian city of Sardasht.

  • coup CIA 2021-03-14 22:38

    Analyst says the U.S. owes Iran much

    TEHRAN – A journalist and analyst who writes in Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post, enumerates a number of injustices that the United States has done against Iran.

  • Mehran Kamrava 2021-03-02 14:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Everyone has known that MBS is new Saddam Hussein: Georgetown University prof.

    “HOPE is an excellent step in the right direction, and Iran should continue to promote it in various international forums”

    TEHRAN - By releasing an intelligence report implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. has done "nothing much" because it has been quite clear that MBS in the new Saddam Hussein of West Asia, a university professor says.

  • Rouhani 2020-12-23 14:44

    Rouhani: Trump’s fate will be no better than Saddam Hussein’s

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani predicts the fate of Donald Trump, who is on his way out from the White House, will be no better than that of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

  • Saddam.jpg 2020-09-27 21:14

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Facing defeats, Saddam started using chemical arms against Iranians in 1983: expert  

    Saddam’s war against Iran “was a disaster” for Iraqis, says analyst

    TEHRAN - An Iraqi analyst says Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein started gassing Iranians at the start of the 1983 because he realized that his army was being defeated by Iranian military forces. 

  • Najah Mohammad Ali 2020-09-26 20:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Saddam rewarded those who backed him against Iran by capturing Kuwait: Iraqi expert

    TEHRAN - Najah Mohammad Ali, an Iraqi analyst, says that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia took a very hostile position against Iran during Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran in the 1980s but Saddam rewarded them by capturing Kuwait.

  • Rabiei 2020-09-26 20:43

    Trump endangered Iranian lives much more brutally than Saddam: government

    TEHRAN — The Iranian government spokesman has compared the atrocities of U.S. President Donald Trump with those of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain, saying Trump has endangered the lives of Iranians more than Saddam did.

  • Rouhani 2020-09-23 20:05

    U.S. seeks regime change in Iran, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. is pursuing the policy of regime change in Iran but it failed to do so.

  • Iran honors over one million war veterans 2020-09-21 18:07

    Iran honors over one million war veterans

    TEHRAN — Iran on Monday held a ceremony to honor more than one million war veterans during the eight years of the Sacred Defense.

  • Foreign Ministry 2020-06-28 18:12

    Iran says will never forget U.S., Europe complicity in Sardasht attack

    TEHRAN — Iran will never forget the United States and Europe’s complicity with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack on the Iranian city of Sardasht, says the Foreign Ministry.

  • Zarif 2020-06-28 17:21

    Sanctions, Gen. Soleimani assassination won’t demoralize nation: Zarif

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the U.S. sanctions on Iran and its assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani will not demoralize the Iranian nation, Mehr reported.

  • With solidarity, Iran will pull through 2020-03-09 15:25

    By Martin Love

    With solidarity, Iran will pull through

    NORTH CAROLINA - Some 70,000 Iranians and veterans whose health was damaged by chemical warfare and who are still living with injuries caused by Western chemical agents supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 1980s are reportedly at extreme risk of dying from the Covid 19 virus, and some of these veterans already have been struck down in Iran.

  • sacred defense exhibition 2019-10-01 14:08

    By Huda Z

    Six-day sacred defense exhibition in Qom ends in all its glory

    QOM - One thing I absolutely love about Iran is how the Iranians remember their history and retell it over and over again.

  • Iran wants to make 9/22 a day of peace, Zarif says 2019-09-22 18:51

    Iran wants to make 9/22 a day of peace, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran wants to make September 22 a day of peace – not war.

  • War tourism to be expanded in Khorramshah 2019-09-21 18:29

    War tourism to be expanded in Khorramshahr

    TEHRAN – War tourism, a kind of recreational travel to active or former war zones for purposes of sightseeing or historical study, is intended to be expanded in the city of Khorramshahr, a symbol of resistance during the 1980–1988 war against Iraqi invaders.

  • US and Iran 2019-07-21 18:19

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Trump enacting repetitive scenario against Iran

    TEHRAN– The behavioral method that the US President is applying against Iran resembles those his country had previously employed for other countries; most recent of which were Iraq and Libya.

  • Zarif: U.S. must end arms sales to Saddam’s reincarnations 2019-07-17 20:30

    Zarif: U.S. must end arms sales to Saddam’s reincarnations

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday urged the U.S. to stop selling arms to “Saddam’s reincarnations” instead of complaining about Iran’s defensive program.

  • A replica of the Ishtar Gate, which was one of the original Seven Wonders of the World 2019-07-06 18:55

    UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage site

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added the sprawling Mesopotamian city of Babylon to its World Heritage list, boosting Iraq’s hopes of reviving its battered tourism industry.

  • zarif 2019-06-25 20:52

    Those who annihilate generations with bombs seek nuclear weapons: Zarif

    Zarif: Iranians don’t believe the West’s opposition to WMDs

    TEHRAN – With an indirect reference to dropping of atomic weapons on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima by the U.S. in August 1945 in which more than 200,000 people were killed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that those kill “millions of people” are seeking to build nuclear weapons and not Iran.

  • آیت‌الله موحدی کرمانی 2019-05-24 20:30

    Khorramshahr liberation is an example to follow: cleric

    TEHRAN – An interim Tehran Friday preacher has said that the liberation of Khorramshahr in 1982 from Saddam Hussein forces is an example to follow.

  • Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-03-13 10:12

    Zarif: Another vestige of Saddam war removed

    Iran and Iraq stress commitment to the 1975 Algiers Treaty 

    TEHRAN – Iran and Iraq issued a joint statement on Tuesday stressing commitment to the 1975 Algiers Treaty which delineates the border river between Iran and Iraq. 

  • Katrina Ritz 2018-12-30 15:54

    By Marjan Golpira

    The many challenges of assisting those affected by war

    TEHRAN - Katrina Ritz, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, describes the situation on the ground in Iraq “stable” but in need of much assistance.

  • leader 2018-12-11 19:44

    Leader warns of enemies’ attack on spirituality

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned of the enemies’ attack on spirituality and insisted on the need to boost the achievements of the Islamic Revolution.

  • Mohammed bin Salman 2018-10-30 15:38

    By Ryan Costello & Sina Toossi

    Mohammed bin Salman is the next Saddam Hussein

    In the 1980s, the United States embraced a brutal Middle Eastern tyrant simply because he opposed Iran. Washington should not repeat the same mistake today.

  • Riyadh's childish narrative of Khashoggi’s demise 2018-10-26 22:20

    By M.A. Saki

    Khashoggi scandal: Insult to wisdom of the entire world

    The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has proven an extremely huge scandal for the tribal al-Saud family. Probably, worse than the savage murder was repeated denials of the act and contradictory explanations about it.

  • رژه بزرگ نیروهای مسلح در تهران 2018-09-22 11:42

    Under shadow of threats 'we treasure our missiles' more than ever, Rouhani notes

    Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Saturday compared U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrogation of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran to the behavior of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein who violated the 1975 Algiers Agreement and launched a war against Iran in 1980.