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Soldiers in a training marching (Kermanshah, Iran)

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.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Iranian soldier with his commander (1950s)

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.[2][3]

Conscription time[edit | edit source]

Conscription time is shown in months in each year:

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Female Conscription[edit | edit source]

Female soldiers from before the Iranian revolution

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.[4][5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Did you know conscription length in Iran is 30 years?" (in Farsi). 2010. http://aftabnews.ir/fa/news/121473. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. "Review of Iran's conscription" (in Farsi). ISNA. 2012. http://www.isna.ir/news/91031508273/. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  3. "conscription law approval" (in Fasri). 2013. http://donya-e-eqtesad.com/news/762950. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  4. "Why girls do not serve for military?" (in Farsi). Religious answer center. 2006. http://www.pasokhgoo.ir/node/972. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  5. "Why girls do not go for military service?". 2013. http://www.jamnews.ir/detail/News/236981. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 

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