CASMII US Press Release, 7 April 2007
PSR and the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran will launch an Iranian Physicians Tour this April to communicate medical expertise and promote diplomacy with Iran.
Two prominent Iranian physicians, Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammad Reza Soroush, and two Iranian patients will travel to the United States to communicate the medical consequences of chemical warfare. Touring through Cambridge, Boston, Hartford, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Dr. Khateri and Dr. Soroush will share their expertise, gained through two decades of work with chemical weapons survivors of the Iran-Iraq war. These two doctors started a non-governmental organization in Tehran, Iran called the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support. They have conducted extensive research on best practices and new procedures to address the injuries inflicted by chemical weapons. In addition, they have reached out to several nations to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts through education on the horrors of chemical weapon use and by hosting numerous international visitors in Tehran.
To better understand the health effects of war and chemical weapons, a public exhibition will be held to coincide with the Physician Tour in Cambridge, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Much of the material to be exhibited is from the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support. The host organizations creating the tour, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, will contribute information on the health effects of war and sanctions as well as offering information on political alternatives to war as part of the exhibit.
Physicians for Social Responsibility, guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. The following link, War is Not the Answer: The Medical and Public Health Consequences of Attacking Iran, will direct you to PSR's report on Iran.
For more information about PSR or the event please contact Dr. Catherine Thomasson at 503-819-1170. For information on CASMII or the event please contact Dr. Nader Sadeghi at 703-582-4579
For more information or to contact CASMII please visit http://www.campaigniran.org
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