Practice Relating to Rule 147. Reprisals against Protected Objects
According to the Report on the Practice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, during the Iran–Iraq War, Iranian authorities, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Parliament, condemned Iraqi attacks on civilian objects, which the Islamic Republic of Iran always regarded as war crimes. The report points out that the Islamic Republic of Iran always insisted that war must be limited to battlefronts and that it had no intention of attacking civilian objects. When Iraq accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of bombarding civilian targets, Iranian military communiqués denied these allegations and claimed that Iranian attacks were limited to military or economic facilities.