According to Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran all men older than 18 years old must go for military service or conscription (Persian: سربازی read "Sarbâzi"). Length of conscription is not a fixed time according to the law, it can change due to country's need to soldiers but couldn't exceed 2 years. Minimum time is 18 months.
History[edit | edit source]
In June 1925, Reza Shah approved conscription law at National Consultative Majlis. At that time every male person who had reached 21 years old must serve for military for 2 years. However, as country needed 100,000 person and qualified population was 1,000,000 they announced just one man between every 10 men must serve for military.
Conscription time[edit | edit source]
Conscription time is shown in months in each year:
Female Conscription[edit | edit source]
Before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, both men and women were conscripted. Post-revolution, the law changed and women were no longer subject to conscription. However, some continue to serve as volunteers.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Did you know conscription length in Iran is 30 years?" (in Farsi). 2010. http://aftabnews.ir/fa/news/121473. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Review of Iran's conscription" (in Farsi). ISNA. 2012. http://www.isna.ir/news/91031508273/. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "conscription law approval" (in Fasri). 2013. http://donya-e-eqtesad.com/news/762950. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Why girls do not serve for military?" (in Farsi). Religious answer center. 2006. http://www.pasokhgoo.ir/node/972. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Why girls do not go for military service?". 2013. http://www.jamnews.ir/detail/News/236981. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
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