Tehran mayor visits Hiroshima Peace Museum





Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf also held talks with Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba in which he pointed out that the Iranian nation was also a victim of weapons of mass destruction.

“What you have experienced in the bombardment of your city, we have also experienced… and (we) have suffered the consequences of weapons of mass destruction,” the Tehran mayor told Akiba.

Qalibaf said there are about 100,000 Iranians who are still suffering from the injuries they received from chemical weapons used by Saddam Hussein’s Baath regime during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

The Tehran mayor proposed that the citizens of Tehran and Hiroshima promptly sign an agreement condemning war and promoting world peace.

“What you have put on display about the memory of the victims of the U.S. (atomic) attack on Hiroshima is comprehensible for us more than everyone else because our people were also the victims of weapons of mass destruction.”

Qalibaf expressed hope that all the world’s nuclear weapons would be dismantled by the year 2020.



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