Japanese scholar’s studies on Iranians injured by chemical weapons published in Persian

February 13, 2017 - 18:33

TEHRAN – The studies of Japanese scholar Shizuko Tsuya about Iranian victims of chemical warfare have recently been published in Persian.

The book entitled “With Iranians Injured by Chemical Weapons” was unveiled during a ceremony at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Monday.

Tsuya who is a physician and the president of MOCT Association of Hiroshima has collaborated with Iran’s Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) for 13 years.

“With Iranians Injured by Chemical Weapons” was translated by Yaser Shahbazi.

Iran was subjected to several violent attacks with chemical weapons by Iraq during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

According to an article by Tsuya, during the war, about 6,000 Iranians were killed during the attacks and today, about 55,000 survivors of these attacks are still suffering from the aftereffects.

In the Sardasht bombardment in West Azerbaijan Province on June 28, 1987 alone, poison gas killed over 1,000 and injured over 8,000 civilians, many of whom were permanently disabled.


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