Iran highlights Berlin’s chemical aid for Saddam
TEHRAN Tehran’s city council erected a plaque outside the German embassy on Friday denouncing Germany’s contribution to Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons, in the latest swipe of a diplomatic feud between Berlin and Iran’s clerical leaders.
“Name of the German government for the Iranian nation is the reminder of the great catastrophe of chemical massacre during the Iraqi Ba’athi regime imposed war against Iran,” read the English version of the inscription on the rhombus shaped plaque placed on a white stone pillar in front of the German embassy in Tehran.
“The then German government bestowed chemical weapons and the relevant production technology on Saddam’s regime to slaughter the Muslims in Iran and Iraq (Halabcheh),” it added.
The inscription was also written in Farsi but not in German. Tehran’s municipality gave the order on April 27 to put up the plaque in a direct response to the unveiling the week before of a plaque outside a restaurant in Berlin denouncing Iran for the 1992 murders there of four Kurdish dissidents. afp