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Over 15,000 war veterans died of chemical weapons syndrome

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA -- Over 15,000 war veterans suffering from chemical weapons syndrome have died in the past 12 years since 1988, the end of Iran-Iraq war, Head of the Legal Office for the War Veterans Abbas Khani said on Thursday.

Speaking at a seminar on "the legal rights of the war veterans", Khani said the office has compiled 15,000 lawsuits that the war veterans suffering from Iraqi chemical weapons had lodged with the Judiciary against the Western suppliers of chemical weapons to Iraq.

Iranian Judiciary said that it would take legal action through the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the United States that supported Iraq during its Imposed war on Iran in 1908s by provided its with chemical weapons used against the Iranian soldiers during the imposed war.

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