1980 in Iran
Events from the year 1980 in Iran.
Iranian presidential election, 1980
The First Iranian presidential election was held on 25 January 1980. It was held one year after the Iranian Revolution when the Council of Islamic Revolution was in power. The number of the eligible v...
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Operation Ajax
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, masterminded by the Unit...
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Sadegh Ghotbzadeh
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (1937 - 15 September 1982) (Persian: صادق قطب‌زاده‎) was a close aide of Ayatollah Khomeini during his 1978 exile in France, and foreign minister (30 November 1979–August...
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Siege of Abadan
The Siege of Abadan was a major action during the early part of the Iran–Iraq War.
Abadan island was the site of the Abadan Refinery, one of the world's largest oil refineries.
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Operation Credible Sport
Operation Credible Sport was a joint project of the U.S. military in the second half of 1980 to prepare for a second rescue attempt of the hostages held in Iran using a Lockheed C-130 Hercules airlift...
Liberation of Khorramshahr
The Liberation of Khorramshahr (Persian: آزادی خرمشهر / Azaadi-e Khorramshahr) was the Iranian recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis on 24 May 1982 during the Iran–Iraq War. The I...
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 479
United Nations Security Council resolution 479, adopted unanimously on 28 September 1980, after reminding Member States against the use of threats and force in their international relations, the Counc...
Abulhassan Banisadr
Seyyad Abolhassan Banisadr ( pronunciation  ; Persian: سیِّدابوالحسن بنی‌صدر‎; born 22 March 1933) is an Iranian politician, economist and human rights activist. He was the first...
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Dariush Forouhar
Dariush Forouhar (Persian: داریوش فروهر‎) (August 1928 – November 1998) was a founder and leader of the Hezb-e Mellat-e Iran (Nation of Iran Party), a pan-Iranist opposition party in Iran.
F...
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Muslim People's Republic Party
The Muslim People's Republic Party (also Islamic People's Republican Party, MPRP, IPRP) was a short-lived party associated with Shia Islamic cleric Shariatmadari. It was founded in 1979 during the Ira...
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Canadian Caper
The "Canadian Caper" was the popular name given to the joint covert rescue by the Canadian government and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of six American diplomats who had evaded capture during ...
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Operation Kaman 99
Operation Kaman 99 (Operation Bow 99) was an operation launched by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force in retaliation to Iraqi surprise aerial attacks on Iran the day before which marked the beginn...
Argo (2012 film)
Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted from U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez's book The Master of Disguise and Joshuah Bear...
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Battle of Khorramshahr
The Battle of Khorramshahr was a major engagement between Iraq and Iran in the Iran-Iraq War. The battle took place from September 22 to November 10, 1980. Known for its brutality and violent conditio...
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Iranian Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution (1980–1987) (in Persian: انقلاب فرهنگی) was a period following the Iranian Revolution where the academia of Iran was purged of Western and non-Islamic influences to bring it in...
Iranian legislative election, 1980
Parliamentary elections were held in Iran on 13 March 1980, with a second round on 9 May. They were the first elections to the Majlis since the overthrown of the Shah, and resulted in a victory for th...
Iranian legislative election, 1980 - Wikipedia
Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran
United States v Iran [1980] ICJ 1 (also called the Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran) is a public international law case (issued in two decisions) brought to the In...
Ahmad Madani
Ahmad Madani (11 February 1928 – 12 February 2006) was an Iranian politician, Commander of Iranian Navy (1979), governor of the Khuzestan province (1979–80) and candidate in the first Iranian presiden...
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Hassan Habibi
Hassan Ebrahim Habibi (29 January 1937 – 31 January 2013) was an Iranian politician, lawyer, scholar and the head of Academy of Persian Language and Literature (from 11 October 2004 to his death in 20...
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Abbas Abdi
Abbas Abdi  pronunction  ah-BAHSS-ahb-DEE (born 1956) is one of Iran's most influential reformists, journalist, self-taught sociologist and social activist.
Abdi was born in 1956. He stu...