Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the images of the disaster caused by chemical bombing of the city of Sardasht by Saddam’s Iraq are engraved in Iranian memory and will never fade away.
In a message to a gathering in Tehran to mark the 28th anniversary of the chemical bombing of the city of Sardasht in the northwest of the country, the top MP honored the memory of 116 martyrs and over 5,000 people who were injured in the criminal incident and said the images of the crime could never be wiped off from the memory of the Iranian nation and other freedom-seeking people in the world.
He said the savage bombing of defenseless civilians and destroying their homes was the most heinous crime of the kind which had many catastrophic consequences, with many bodies and souls still suffering from its wounds.
Iraqi war planes gassed civilians in the city of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan on 28 of June, 1987. One-hundred-and-sixteen citizens were martyred and over 5,000 people were wounded by the deadly chemical attacks.