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Thursday, 17 Apr 2014

Nazem Dabbagh, the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq: for several years presence in Iran in different roles and responsibility whether as the

Saturday, 15 Mar 2014

Dr. Jegarkhowein, Deputy-Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq in Iran:

Norooz has an outstanding and beautiful role in the cultural texture of Arian nations. Great celebration of Arians, at the beginning of the New Year, accompanied by brilliant and magic colours, is the symbol of fresh and anew life of human along with nature and its being. This new day sings the symphony of love and amity; it is the harmonic message of peace and freedom and a witness of magnificence and nobility of Iran nations. On the threshold of the New Year of the nature, it is appropriate take an advantage of Norooz celebration, having a special place among different Arian tribes, as a precious opportunity to high peaceful coexistence of nations.

For when Norooz besides other enriched sources of culture and religion can be the planner and messenger of peace, cooperation and unification to build a world without injustice and to move to a growing and ideal society.






Saturday, 15 Mar 2014

With the presence of Representative of Kurdistan region Government in Iran and political and literary personages of Kurdistan in Iran, a meeting and commemoration held in honour of martyrs of chemical bombing tragedy of Halabcheh and Sardasht in the faculty of sociology science of Tehran University.

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014

Dr. Jegar Khavin, deputy-representative of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq in Tehran


In some political and strategic analysts’ views, the Baath army’s chemical bombing was a reaction to failures caused by common acts of Kurdish fighters of Iraq and Iranian forces. Following Valfajr act 10, Iranian forces together with Kurdish devotees entered Kurdish part of Halabcheh and warmly greeted and welcomed by people. 

A little later in Jun 28, 1987, Iraqi Aircraft droped chemical bombs on Halabcheh. Iraqi fighters, in different part of town, dropped chemical bombs having nerve killing gas such as VX, Sarin, Taboon with other terrible mustard gas on people so it left 5000 martyrs and 7000 injured. Most of martyrs were elders, women and children. This rare tragedy moved the world conscience so highly that it will never be removed from human society and Kurd nation in Iraq. It seems that the formation of such savage act should be sought upon military equations. 

This military offense and inhuman was a part of Iraq regime policy in an identity reaction to Kurds in Kurdistan of Iraq which was carried out in the frame of the acts so-called Anfal. Anfal acts and the extinction of Kurdish people in Iraq started in 1975 followed disappearance of 12000 Fili Kurds, 8000 Barzani Kurds, 182000 Garmiani and Kurds from other parts. At last, Baath regime showed his cruelty and genocide broadly by chemical bombing of Halabcheh. 

The years earlier, in spite of difficulties and pains decades by decades, Iraq Kurds maintained their own independent cultural identity. Their identical features had similarities and unseparated ties with other parts of Aria and Iranian civilization. 

More than other politicians, Saddam engaged in Kurds matter. He spared no efforts including genocide and chemical bombing, mass slaughtering and torturing, the negation of their being and burying innocent people alive to extinct Kurdish identity and cultural and civilization features. Despite of all these acts Kurds have been kept and appreciate their noble identity. The ethnocentrism and racism attitudes and policies of Baath regime caused Kurds reaction and their preparation of Eylul rising under the Mullah Mustafa Barzani in 1961. 

In 1971 thousands of Fili Kurds were forced by Baath army to migrate Iran, a little later, thousands were forced to leave Karkuk and migrate southern regions. Some years later these acts broadly continued systematically. Frankly speaking, fighting against cultural identity of Kurds changed to the most important aspect of interior and foreign policy of Baath regime. 

Kurdish people continuously desired to maintain the aspects of cultural and civilization identity and considered Iran aid and support as a way to keep such identical features. Through this aspect, Saddam attempt to invite Iran king to solve the border disagreements and signing the contract of Algeria 1975 was a trick to eliminate Kurds on political map of Iraq, tempting Iran and saving sufficient time to strengthen his military forces and taking revenge from Iran in an appropriate time. After Islamic Revolution victory, Saddam, in his picture, thought the new regime of Iran would not be able to resist his equipped army. Thus, he tore apart the contract of Algeria showed on the governmental TV and sot out to attack broadly Iran leading to victimize hundred thousands of innocent people and civilians. Saddam called fight against Iran the Arab-Persian war, it seemed he fought against major core of Iranian identity and civilization. This fight also had a clear message for Kurds, this time he attacked civilizational origin of Kurds. 

Although the chemical attack of Iraq Army was at the beginning years of the fight, in terminal years it got worse when weakness and inefficiency appeared in Baath army, the attacks which were determinant in slowing Iranian forces progression. Halabcheh chemical bombing occurred in such atmosphere. In fact, chemical attack not only was a Baath army’s reaction to people welcoming Iranian forces but in a broad considering it also was a part of the aggressive government acts in the policy of reaction to Kurds identity. Undoubtedly, this inhuman act indicated racist Baaths’ hostility, enmity and disgust to Arian and Iranian identity.

From 1983 to terminal years of the fight, Saddam made different attempts for genocide of Kurds. Within this time, he devastated 4500 border villages of Kurds and moved the residents to forced camps or other areas of Iraq. Due to this act, thousands of houses, schools, mosques and churches were demolished. He even commended to cut the trees of this area in order to vanish any sign of life and possibility of refugees return. Saddam’s cruel and inhuman acts actually were one of the most important aspect and climax of such policy of racism. 

Meanwhile, Iranian nation and government role in support of the injured of Halabcheh tragedy was unique and deserves to be appreciated. Iran different organization such as the Army, Sepah, Air force and Red Crescent helped the injured with all their powers and available equipments and facilities. Right now chemical patients are transferred to Iran to be treated. This is a sign of humanitarianism and altruism of Iranians which is common civilization features between Iranians and Kurds. 

In addition, Iran’s attempt to introduce the aspects of this humanity tragedy to the world is another appreciated work. Iranians leaders informed the then general secretary of the UN about chemical attack to Halabcheh; he also informed this to Security Council. It convicted this act and denied mentioning the name of Iraq for being under pressure of great powers who themselves equipped Iraq with chemical weapons; however, Iran continued to introduce this inhuman tragedy in a broader range. By Iran’ invitation, many non- and governmental societies visited the victims while their bodied were on the ground as result of this attack. They provided a lot of pictures. Many vast attempts were carried out for political broads to visit the victims suffering from this attack. Tehran tried, at any way, to make this racism tragedy clear for the world to uncover the real origin of the Baath regime, the characteristic of Saddam and innocence of Halabcheh people.

 In International law view, chemical bombing of Halabcheh was an evident breach of the protocol of Jun 17, 1925 on conviction for usage of chemical weapons, of the documents of the Hague Peace Conference 1899 and 1907, of the art clause 6 of Nuremberg Court Articles of Association 1964, the clause 5 of Washington Treaty 1922, the clause 3 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, Non-proliferation Convention (the Protocol of Non-proliferation 1929 and 4th Geneva Convention 1949). In this view, upon war crime, it is included as a clear instance of inhuman crime with the aim of extinction of mass group of human. 

Now, like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Halabcheh witnesses the birth of children with chemical affections and physical-mental problems. Halabcheh still witnesses deaths of human affected by chemical bombing experiencing vast pains and difficulties during their life, and they themselves know the destructive results of this weapon transfer from generation to generation. 

However, Halabcheh is alive even with all these pains, and the sculpture of the child lying in his mother arms reminds of this song saying a child’s life costs more than any border.






Thursday, 10 Apr 2014

With the presence of Dr. Jegarkhwein, deputy-representative of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq in Tehran, Abdu Al-Rahman Zibari, the attorney of Halabcheh people in Saddam court and chemical Ali, Dr. Mustafa Ghanei, the specialist and physician of patients of Halabcheh chemical bombing, Dr. As’ad Ardalan, Dr. Bayazid Mardukhi, Dr. Ghotbeddin Sadeghi, Dr. Ja-far Haghpanah, Ehsan Hushmand, Dr. Mojtaba Borzui, Muhammad Ali Chavushi, Ardeshir Pashang and other personifications, the seminar of Iranian narration of Halabcheh chemical bombing was held in the auditorium of Culture, Art and Archeology Research Center of University Jihad in Tehran.

In this seminar, Abdu Al-Rahman Haji Zibari said phrases about under the heading of “Halabcheh is a part of belongings and chemical bombing”. In a part of this phrase, it says: in 16/4/1987, the first chemical attack was launched by the fallen and dictator regime of Baath to innocent people residing in Balisan area, in a valley where the great tribe, Jaaf, live. 81 days after this tragedy, the resolution 598 in Security Council of United Nations was carried to come cease-fire agreement between Iran and Iraq. This resolution had no scandal and guilty for Saddam Hussein regime, that was why the Islamic Republic of Iran under Imam Khomeini leadership did not accept the resolution. The Security Council of the United Nations considered this offense just as fighting occurred between two countries, however this crime was greater than a war between two countries. Besides, Iran agreed to the ceasefire in 8/8/1988, and formally the war of Iran and Iraq stopped in 20/8/1988. But the pillage and chemical bombing by Baath regime of Iraq continued, for the attack of 8th steps of pillaging continued from 25/8/1988 to 6/9/1988 whereas there was no war between Iran and Iraq.

In my opinion, Halabcheh was a part of the pillage acts. For the following reasons: 

1-      It was carried out between pillage 1 and 2.

2-      The accused of pillage case and Halabcheh are the same.

3-      The victims of Pillage case and Halabcheh Are the same; regarding that our Iranian brothers rooting in Aria as well, were killed by Saddam Husein, on the other hand,he killed the group whose nationality was Kurd and massacred the other group whose nationality was Kurdish, Iranian and Aria nationality.

He also mentioned some topics about the Pillage case in Iraq courts, another aspect of humanity tragedy and the necessity of formal complaining of Iran and Iraq against western companies supporting Iraq in producing chemicals weapons.





Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013

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