Jun 28, 2020 16:24 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 08, 2020 14:58 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Head of the Iranian Civil Defense Organization said that Iran is a training center in the field of chemical attack victims' treatment in the West Asian region.

Iran Press/Iran News: Addressing the reporters on the sidelines of the National Conference on 'Chemical Defense' held in Tehran on Sunday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali responded to Iran Press question about chemical defense diplomacy and sharing experiences, stated: "Iran has been produced medical protocols for chemical victims' treatment and has been established treatment training workshops for foreign experts in the region."

Head of the Iranian Civil Defense Organization said that the Fatwa (Islamic Legal Order) of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons is a good basis for use in foreign policy. 

Brigadier General Jalali also pointed out that Germany, France, and Britain are among the culprits and accomplices in the crime of the chemical attack of Saddam's regime against Iran in years of 1980 to 1988, added that the international system must pursue this issue because criminals are free.

The official said that the proposal of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to establish an international court to investigate all those who helped Saddam's regime in the chemical attack on Sardasht and Halabja.

The National Conference on Chemical Defense was held in Tehran on Sunday on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the chemical attack on Sardasht with the attendance of senior military officials of Iran, including the senior aide and adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi and Head of Iranian Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali.

The Iraqi dictator Saddam attacked Sardasht, in West Azerbaijan province, in northwestern Iran, with chemical weapons in 1987, making Sardasht one of the first cities in the world to be targeted by weapons of mass destruction.

On 28 and 29 June 1987, Iraqi bombers attacked four crowded districts of Sardasht with chemical bombs that engulfed its residents, women, and children, young and old, bringing death on a grand scale.

The chemical attack on Sardasht left at least 110 people killed, and 5,000 others injured, many receiving serious life-threatening injuries.

June 28 has been designated as the National Day of Countering Chemical and Microbial Weapons.


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