Observers considered that the 30th anniversary of the Iraq-Iran war should send a mixture of pride and pain in the hearts of millions of Iraqis.
As 30 years ago, the mullahs suffered humiliation, defeat and shame at the hands of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who forced Former Supreme Leader of Iran Ruhollah Khomeini to declare his acceptance of a cease-fire.
But today, Iran is killing the Iraqis in cold blood, as it recruited gangs and militias to assassinate the Iraqi identity.
However, the observers noted that the anniversary of the eight-year war, whatever happens, will remain the biggest scar in the face of the mullahs, as the true weakness of the Iranian army was exposed, after a series of defeats by the Iraqi army.
Columnist Khalid al-Qara Ghuli wrote in an article titled "The Iraq-Iran war is not over yet" that this war was the first Gulf war. It was a war between Iraq and Iran from September 1980 to August 1988, and left about one million dead and financial losses of $400 billion.
The war lasted eight years, as it is considered to be the longest military conflict in the 20th century and one of the bloodiest ones. It had impacted the political situation in the Middle East and its results have been very influential in the factors that led to the second and third Gulf war.
1979, Iranians revolted against Former Shah of Iran Reda Pahlawi and overthrown
him, banishing him outside the country. Then, Iran attempted to temper with the
internal affairs of its neighboring countries, starting with Iraq.
The war of misinterpretation between Iraq and Iran has killed more than two million young people from both sides and destroyed and replaced maps of cities and the Middle East.
On August 8, 1988, the United Nations announced the entry into force of the cease-fire agreement between Iran and Iraq, following Iran's approval of UN Security Council resolution no. 598 of 1987 after a year of refusal to prolong the war with Iraq in the hope of regime change.
Iran's approval of the UN resolution came after a series of defeats on various fronts by the Iraqi army, starting with the liberation of al-Faw district at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf in southern Iraq, extending to the mountains of Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, leading to the liberation of all occupied Iraqi territories.
Experts told The Baghdad Post that the 30th anniversary of the Iraqi-Iranian war will continue to remain a black spot in the history of the country and a source of pride for the Iraqi people.