Andy Smith, 2016
Despite being the second most mined country in the world, Iran has hardly featured at all in the world of Humanitarian Mine Action…. a situation that could change very quickly following the removal of political and economic sanctions.
As with other countries, its problems are unique. This picture showing Valmara-69 bounding fragmentation mines raised on stakes is an example. The area was marshland in the war so the mines were raised high and given a firm base to bound against.
Approximately 16 million mines remain.
Click here to read a short background paper about the current problem in Iran (it is mostly pictures).