President Rashid’s Message on the 35th Anniversary of the Halabja Massacre


To our beloved people of Halabja,
To the sons, daughters, and families of the martyrs,

As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Halabja massacre, I express my deepest sympathy with the victims, who lost their lives because of the most terrifying crimes committed against the population, using chemical weapons.

We reaffirm our commitment to remain loyal and faithful to the great sacrifices of Halabja martyrs and stand ready to help our beloved Halabja city heal its wounds.

On this occasion, and recognition of Halabja’s governorate status by the federal government, I congratulate the population of Halabja.
Meanwhile, I call upon the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Kurdistan Parliament, and political parties to combine efforts towards the completion of the legal procedures in this regard, and address the shortcomings in the administration of Halabja city, make it a model city for progress, prosperity and well-being of the population.

Recalling the tragic events taking place in Halabja pushes us to move ahead toward serving the Halabja and the victims' families to the best of our abilities, helping heal the wounds and address the devastation.

Glory to the Martyrs of Halabja,

The President of the Republic of Iraq,
Abdullatif Jamal Rashid.


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