Iran orders US to pay $145 million to chemical victims of Iraq-Iran war
The Iranian Judiciary has issued a ruling demanding that the US government pay around 245 million dollars in damage to a number of victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s troops during the 1980 to 1988 imposed war on Iran.
Iran's Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, made the remarks on Sunday, while noting that the amount would be distributed among 18 victims of the attacks who had filed for the legal action, PressTV reported.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians were killed in the Iraqi-imposed war and many more were affected by the chemical weapons like mustard gas that were used by the regime of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Many of those Iranians who were attacked by chemical weapons and are alive today continue to suffer the lingering aftereffects.