Iran has demanded justice for the victims of the Sardasht chemical attack and punishment for the perpetrators behind the attack to account for their crimes.

Iran PressEurope: On 28 June 1987, the West-backed Iraqi Baathist regime of Saddam dropped mustard gas bombs on Sardasht, northwestern Iran. In two separate bombing runs on four residential areas, the attack killed 130 people and injured 8,000.

Today, we solemnly commemorate the anniversary of the devastating Sardasht chemical attacks. In 1987, thousands of innocent civilians in Sardasht, Iran, fell victim to the brutal attack by the Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein, who used chemical weapons provided by some Western parties," Iran's mission to the European Union said in a statement on its Twitter account, pointing to the extensive participation of some Western governments in committing the war crimes in Sardasht.

"This tragedy reminds us of the importance of accountability for those who aided and abetted in the provision of such deadly weapons. We must pursue justice not only for the victims but also for holding accountable the suppliers of these weapons," it added.

"Let us collectively work towards a world without impunity for the perpetrators and enablers of such atrocities," the mission further said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran would neither forget nor forgive the perpetrators of the Sardasht chemical attack.


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