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31st Anniversary of Chemical Attack on Sardasht


sardashtOn June 28th, 1987, 4 chemical weapons (mustard gas) were dropped on Sardasht, a city in Northwest of Iran. 110 civilians were killed within few days and 8000 were exposed to mustard gas.

After 31 years, people of Sardasth are still suffering from the long term consequences of mustard gas. This was the first chemical attack against civilians in the history. On this occasion, the minister of foreign affairs of Iran and director general of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have issued statements.


To read the message of Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister please click here.

To read the statement of Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, OPCW Director-General please click here.