Sourcework Practice: Causes of the Iran-Iraq War

Part of the IGCSE Paper 2 Study Topic: “Why did Events in the Gulf Matter?”

Sourcework Practice: Causes of the Iran-Iraq War
1. According to Source A, why did Saddam Hussein decide to invade Iran in September 1980?
TIP: as with any ‘why’ question, provide several reasons, substantiated with quotes from the sources.
2. How reliable is Source B to the historian researching the reasons why the Iran-Iraq war lasted for as long as it did? Explain your answer using details from the sources and your own knowledge.

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