the war (1980–88) fought by Iran and Iraq, following the Iraqi invasion of disputed border territory in Iran. It ended indecisively with no important gains on either side: Iraq subsequently (1990) conceded the disputed territory: Also called: Gulf War
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For all but the last year of the Iran-Iraq War, Iran maintained an embassy in Baghdad.Israel Trolls Iran With Parody Rouhani LinkedIn Account | Eli Lake | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In graduate school, I interviewed Iraqi veterans of the Iran-Iraq War to learn more about their experiences.
The Iran-Iraq War was devastating—the largest and longest conventional interstate war since the Korean conflict ended in 1953.
Iran, on the other hand, has never fully rebuilt its conventional military from the damage suffered in the Iran-Iraq War.