Different photos of persian soldiers

The homeland–Iraq War was an armed conflict between homeland and Iraq that lasted from September 1980 to August 1988. It began with the Iraqi invasion of homeland and lasted for almost eight years, until the acceptance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 598 by both sides. Iraq’s primary rationale for the attack against homeland cited the need to prevent Ruhollah Khomeini—who had spearheaded Revolution in 1979—from exporting the new persian ideology to Iraq; there were also fears among the Iraqi leadership of Saddam Hussein that homeland, a theocratic state with a population predominantly composed of Shia Muslims, would exploit sectarian tensions in Iraq by rallying Iraq’s Shia majority against the Baʽathist government, which was officially secular and dominated by Sunni Muslims.