Iran-Iraq War

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a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution

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Iran suffered chemical weapons attacks by Iraqi forces during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The regime was under economic and military threat during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which resulted at times in nearly halting Iran's oil exports.
"Future wars would not be like the battles of the eight-year sacred defense war (referring to the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war), and we may be faced with full-scale and all-out electronic warfare," Esmaili was quoted as saying on Monday.
Regionally, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war negative affected the regional producing countries' capacities after several installations and tankers were hit during the hostilities, thus exportation of the crude dropped by 25 percent.
The raid inside Iraq near the border with Iran killed 34 members of the group, which fought alongside Iraqi forces against the Islamic republic in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and is also on the U.S.
During the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, Syria sided with non-Arab Iran, Iraq's historic enemy, and was the only Arab country to support Tehran during the devastating conflict that left more than one million people dead on both sides.
The statement noted that over 20 years after the end of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, thousands of members of the armed forces of both countries remain unaccounted for.
Ahmadinejad's rivals for the presidency are Mir Hussain Mousavi, 68, prime minister during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war; Mahdi Karroubi, 72, a former president of the parliament; and Mohsen Rezai, 54, a former commander of the 300,000-strong Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Chadirji moved to Beirut a few years later and lived abroad during most of the devastating 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the 1990 Gulf War, the decade of international sanctions, and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam.
In the south, Sunni and Shi'ite tribesmen demonstrated against Rafsanjani's visit, holding him responsible for the massacre of Iraqi forces during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, shouting that the Iranian leader "desecrated Iraqi soil".
The site was then damaged during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and equipment looted.
"Everybody has understood that Iran is the number one power in the world," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to families who lost loved ones in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The Bush administration removed Iran's worst enemy from power, ensuring, as Iranian officials pointed out on Mar 2, that there would not be a repeat of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war. But Iran's influence in Iraq, now run by a Shi'ite-led government, has alarmed the US and Arab states.
The project was halted by the 1979 Iranian revolution and the plant was later destroyed during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.
"A Vital Killing" is a collection of short stories inspired by the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War.