News ID: 377987
Publish Date: 30 June 2014 - 08:36
navideshahed - Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu on Sunday sympathized with the victims of the chemical attack in Sardasht during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s.

navideshahed - Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu on Sunday sympathized with the victims of the chemical attack in Sardasht during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s.

Uzumcu said, in a message, 27 years ago, the peace-loving people of Sardasht were brutally attacked by chemical weapons, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

Iraqi war planes targeted civilians in the city of Sardasht in West Azarbaijan on 28 of June, 1987 with chemical weapons.

He also deeply sympathized with the people of Sardasht who are still suffering from the consequences of the attack.

Uzumcu further underlined the need for banning the use of chemical weapons throughout the globe.

Iran has always stressed the urgent need to the dismantlement of the WMDs, including chemical weapons, as it has been a victim of such weapons.

Tens of thousands of Iranians were killed and wounded by chemical weapons during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran. Around 100,000 Iranians are still living with the effects, which include long-term respiratory problems, eye and skin problems as well as immune system disorders, psychological disorders, genetic disorders, and probably cancers.

Sardasht is a city in Northwestern Iran. According to the 2006 census, its population was 37,000. It lies in the West Azarbaijan province. It was the first city in which civilians where attacked with chemical weapons by former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein during the imposed Iraqi war on Iran.

The population of Sardasht is Kurdish. Sardasht is also known for the many villages around it and their reliability on the city's market.

On June 28, 1987, Iraqi aircraft dropped what Iranian authorities believed to be mustard gas bombs on Sardasht, in two separate bombing runs on four residential areas.

Sardasht was the first town in the world to be gassed. Out of a population of 20,000, 25% are still suffering severe illnesses from the attacks.

navideshahed - Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu on Sunday sympathized with the victims of the chemical attack in Sardasht during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s. Uzumcu said, in a message, 27 years ago, the peace-loving people of Sardasht were brutally attacked by chemical weapons, the Islamic republic news agency reported. Iraqi war planes targeted civilians in the city of Sardasht in West Azarbaijan on 28 of June, 1987 with chemical weapons. He also deeply sympathized with the people of Sardasht who are still suffering from the consequences of the attack. Uzumcu further underlined the need for banning the use of chemical weapons throughout the globe. Iran has always stressed the urgent need to the dismantlement of the WMDs, including chemical weapons, as it has been a victim of such weapons. Tens of thousands of Iranians were killed and wounded by chemical weapons during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran. Around 100,000 Iranians are still living with the effects, which include long-term respiratory problems, eye and skin problems as well as immune system disorders, psychological disorders, genetic disorders, and probably cancers. Sardasht is a city in Northwestern Iran. According to the 2006 census, its population was 37,000. It lies in the West Azarbaijan province. It was the first city in which civilians where attacked with chemical weapons by former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein during the imposed Iraqi war on Iran. The population of Sardasht is Kurdish. Sardasht is also known for the many villages around it and their reliability on the city's market. On June 28, 1987, Iraqi aircraft dropped what Iranian authorities believed to be mustard gas bombs on Sardasht, in two separate bombing runs on four residential areas. Sardasht was the first town in the world to be gassed. Out of a population of 20,000, 25% are still suffering severe illnesses from the attacks.
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