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Pigelet Numa of October 2007 Dr Housang Ameri POLT 1050 Term Paper : The Iran/Iraq war (80-88) یل±محت گنج Table of contents:
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Introduction 1 st part: Origins of the conflict 2 nd part: War time 3 rd part: exposure of true foreign implication Conclusion Bibliography
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The Middle East has always been an area of great tension. Whether it’s political or religious, or for any other reasons, this place of the world has seen a lot of conflict. During the cold war, the world is permanently under pressure, the world is on the edge of breaking into a global conflict at any time. The two main protagonists having realized that a direct contact would lead to a mutually assured destruction, the world have seen during about 40 years, the accumulation of what can be called “indirect war” meaning that the ideologies would fight each other, but not in the hands of the two leaders of the world at that time, The Soviet union, and the United states Of America. During the war both of these superpowers went trough two administrations, Brejnev and Gorbatchev for the Soviet Union, and Carter and Reagan for the U.S.A. Regarding the unstable situation during this period, a lot of revolutions occurred, as consequences of indirect conflicts, or coups d’etats, sponsored by one of the two blocks, in order to destabilize the other. Often, these revolutions led to conflicts, and theses conflicts were of course a source of involvement for both blocks, Where possibilities of expanding their influence zone, or encouraging more countries on taking their side. The two counties involved her are Iran and Iraq, and the event is the war that occurred in between these two countries during 8 years, form September 1980 to august 1988. This conflict is yet known as the longest war of the 20 th century after World War 2. Iranians refer to this war as the “imposed war”( یل±محت گنج , in Persian) whereas on the Iraqi side, this conflicts is more often referred to as “Saddam’s Qādisiyyah” (in Arabic : ²ا ّ دص ة ّ يس³´ق ) the word “Qādisiyyah” is referring to a battle during the Muslim conquest of Persia. Nowadays, Most Muslims refer to this conflict as the First gulf war. The relations between these two neighbor countries have never been really peaceful.
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But there are some elements that raised the level of animosity between the two states. The main of course is the Islamic revolution of 1979. It is at this point when foreign powers began to get concerned about issues in this area, seeing in this revolution a threat for their respective influence on states of the Middle East. The diplomatic attitude of protagonists such as the Soviet Union, China, the U.S.A, Great Britain and France, is completely revealing their interested attitude, focused on weapon sales, supply, and of course, Oil. The aim of my paper is to confirm that this conflict has been a source of income for the
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