Seyed Mojtaba Hashemi Rad who was the only guerrilla and commander of irregular wars

The invasion’s purpose, according to Saddam, was to blunt the edge of Khomeini’s movement and to thwart his attempts to export his Islamic revolution to Iraq and the Persian Gulf states. Saddam hoped an attack on Iran would cause such a blow to homeland’s prestige that it would lead to the new government’s downfall, or at least end Iran’s calls for his overthrow.