Iran Seeks Apology from Western States for Supplying WMD to Iraq

Published January 8th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

The Iranian Association for Victims of Weapons of Mass Destruction on Sunday lodged a complaint with Representative of the United Nations in Iran and the Tehran-based ambassadors against the states allegedly supplying Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) to Iraq during the first Gulf War (1980-1988). 

 

According to Iranian official news agency (IRNA), the letter said that health condition of a university teacher, Ferdous Hajian , who is also a UNESCO laureate for his academic services and initiatives for modern elementary school curriculum, has caused concern in the cultural community. 

 

Hajian, described by the agency as a victim of the WMD, and other young Iranians were exposed to the deadly weapons of mass destruction “for standing against Iraqi aggressions on Iran,” the association said. 

 

The western states had assisted Baghdad with chemical weapons and unconventional arms in 1980s, the letter claimed. The association claimed that over 60 Iranian soldiers succumbed to the (chemical warfare injuries) in the last single year and 12 others died in the past two weeks.  

 

The letter said that the international organizations admitted that the western states had provided the Iraqi regime with weapons of mass destruction in 1980s and called on the United Nations to demand apology from the western states to Iran for violating international conventions. (Albawaba.com) 


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