The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988
- A Shiite revolution takes place in Iran and the Shah was replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini
- This concerned the Sunni leader, Saddam Hussein in Iraq
- Khomeini was very anti-American so they supported Iran
- War breaks out in fear that the revolution would spread to Iraq (really a war of religion although they both claimed territory of each others)
- UN gets involved in 1988 and a formal treaty is signed with no gains in 1990
The Shah of Iran was replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini during a Shiite revolution, and this uprising greatly concerned the Sunni leader Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It eventually came out that Khomeini was very anti-American, and as a result Iran was supported in the war. Conflict soon after broke out in fear that the revolution would spread to Iraq as time went on. The two nations were fighting a war based of differences in religion, although they did not hesitate to claim eachother's territory. In 1988 the UN finally got involved and a formal treaty is signed with no gains only two years later.