An Iranian court has ruled that the US administration should pay compensation in the amount of $245 million to victims of chemical attacks conducted by Saddam Hussein's forces during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, as reported by Fars agency.
"Several people who were harmed during the chemical bombing have filed lawsuits and a court has issued decrees for 18 of them who have been harmed or died, and the court estimated their ransom," the representative of the judicial authorities, Mohseni Eje'i said. He claimed that the US administration must pay the reparations to those 18 people.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently criticized the US for its double standard approach to the use of chemical weapons. "Those who claim that chemical weapons have been used in Syria in a suspicious and dangerous scenario are those who not only ignored using the weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and banned chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers and civilians during the imposed war against this innocent but proud nation (Iran), but who also were accomplices in Saddam's crime by arming and providing all-out support for Saddam’s criminal regime," he said.
During 1980-1988, tens of thousands of Iranians were wounded or killed by chemical weapons. About 100,000 Iranians still live with consequences that include long-term breathing problems and eye and skin problems, as well as immune system disorders, psychological disorders, genetic disorders and possibly cancer.