Islamic Republic of Iran
Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Section A. Attacks against works and installations containing dangerous forces and against military objectives located in their vicinity
The Report on the Practice of the Islamic Republic of Iran refers to a military communiqué according to which the Iranian Air Force had bombarded the power station of Ducan dam in reprisal for Iraqi attacks on Iranian economic installations.
The report notes that, in response to Iraqi and foreign press reports, the Islamic Republic of Iran denied that it had attacked a nuclear plant in Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War. Instead, the Islamic Republic of Iran objected to Iraqi attacks on the Bushehr nuclear plant. According to the report, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers the protection of nuclear plants to be part of customary international law and attacks on buildings containing nuclear energy to be war crimes.