The year 1980 A.D.

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January, 4, 1980 A.D.:
U.S. Files Complaint Against Iran

The United Nations received a complaint submitted by the United States. Iranians' demand for extradition of the deposed Shah and seizure of the US embassy in Tehran were debated in the UN General Assembly and the UNSC. The two bodies condemned in principle the violation of diplomatic immunity. US al... Read Full Article:


January, 21, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Air Boeing 727 Crash

(Wikipedia) - On January 21, 1980, an Iran Air Boeing 727-86 was making a domestic flight from Mashhad Airport to Tehran Mehrabad Airport in Iran. At 19:11 local time, the aircraft, registered as EP-IRD, collided with the Alborz Mountains, 29 kilometers north of Tehran, during its approach to Tehran... Read Full Article:


January, 25, 1980 A.D.:
Banisadr Becomes President

Monarchy was abolished in Iran by a referendum on April, 4, 1979. According to results of the first presidential election, Abolhasan Banisadr was elected to a four-year term as President on January, 25 1980Of 124 nominees for the presidential race, only 18 were disqualified. In the first presidentia... Read Full Article:


March, 23, 1980 A.D.:
Last Trip For The Last King

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran fled the country on Jan, 16, 1979 after 37 years of reign during demonstrations and nationwide public uprising. He spent 15 months abroad moving from country to country in hopes of returning as king again. He first went to Aswan in Egypt. Then he went to ... Read Full Article:


April, 24, 1980 A.D.:
U.S. Special Forces Fail In Tabas

The operation Eagle was a rescue mission inside Iran given to U.S. special forces. Nearly 6 months after a group calling themselves "Students in Imam's path" stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took the personnel hostage, President Jimmy Carter showed a green light for a rescue operation. Three C... Read Full Article:


May, 30, 1980 A.D.:
Terror Attack On Iranian London Embassy

The siege of Iranian London Embassy took place on April, 30 1980 at approximately 11:30 after a group of six heavily armed men stormed the embassy building in South Kensington. The gunmen took 26 people mostly embassy staff hostage, but several visitors and a police officer, who had been guarding th... Read Full Article:


June, 12, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Shuts Down Higher Education

On 12 June 1980 the Cultural Revolution shut down Iran's Higher Education system for over a year to completely Islamize it, purging many students and faculty members. Only a few months after toppling the despotic Pahlavi monarchy, Iran was undergoing a systematic elimination of all voices of dissent... Read Full Article:


July, 9, 1980 A.D.:
The CIA Backed Nojeh Coup Uncovered

Nojeh is the name of a garrison near the city of Hamedan in which a coup against the regime had been planned. The American secret service, CIA had made all necessary preparations for the coup and had installed the commanding headquarters in Paris under supervision from Shapour Bakhtiar while having ... Read Full Article:


September, 17, 1980 A.D.:
Saddam Nullifies Algiers treaty

On a signal from the western and Arab countries that wanted to stop expansion of revolutionary ideas from Iran, the Iraqi dictator finds necessary support and guarantee from his masters to start a war with Iran. For that, he needed an excuse. In 1979 he expressed views that the Algiers accord was in... Read Full Article:


September, 22, 1980 A.D.:
Iraq Invades Iran

In the midst of a hostage crisis with the United States and covert efforts to overthrow the new revolutionary regime, Iraq invades Iran thus commencing an eight year devastating war, primarily on the grounds that in 1969, Iran voided the 1937 agreement with Iraq on the control of the Arvand river an... Read Full Article:


September, 23, 1980 A.D.:
Iran Strikes Iraq Back

Iraq staged a surprise attack on Iran Air Force bases on Sep, 22, 1980. Their plan was to destroy Iranian Air Force power, a tactic Israel used in 1967 against Egypt, Jordan and Syria. In the first wave of two air assaults, 192 Iraqi planes attacked several targets in Iran. 6 enemy war planes headed... Read Full Article:


October, 17, 1980 A.D.:
Iranian Becomes Best F-5 Fighter Pilot Ever

(Wikipedia) - Major Yadollah Javadpour was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), serving for the full duration of the Iran–Iraq War. His record qualifies him as an ace and one of the most successful pilots of that conflict.He began his service as an elite pilot in the ... Read Full Article:


October, 30, 1980 A.D.:
Fahmideh; Iconic Martyr of Khorramshahr

Hossein Fahmideh is an icon of Iranian patriotism who became martyr at the age of 13.In the besieged city of Khorramshahr, Hossein Fahmideh fought side by side with older Iranian soldiers. On Oct, 30, 1980, invading Iraqi forces pushed the Iranian troops back as they were passing through a very narr... Read Full Article:


November, 28, 1980 A.D.:
Iraqi Navy Paralyzed

Two months after Iraq invaded Iran, the Iranian Navy and Iranian Air Force launched Operation Morvarid against the Iraqi Navy and Air Force on Nov, 28, 1980 which resulted in a victory for Iran and a heavy toll for Iraq:-Destruction of 80% of the Iraqi Navy, early warning bases and SAM sites.-Destru... Read Full Article:

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