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Mustard Gas Used on Iranians

March 22, 1985|From Reuters

FRANKFURT, West Germany — Clinical tests on 13 Iranian soldiers flown to West Germany for treatment of wounds suffered in the Persian Gulf War show that they were victims of mustard gas, medical specialists said today.

The Iranians, aged 18 to 25, were part of a group of 33 war casualties flown to Europe Thursday aboard an Iranian jumbo jet that left Tehran under fighter escort. The gas, used widely in World War I, is banned by the Geneva Conventions on warfare.

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