OPCW chief: Improved security situation in Syria will allow OPCW experts to confirm conditions at last two chemical sites

New York, SANA – The Director General of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, said that improvement of security conditions in Syria will allow its experts to confirm conditions at the last two chemicals sites in it.

In his latest report, Uzumcu said that “plans are being made to carry out an inspection to verify the destruction of these two remaining sites.”

For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a letter to the UN Security Council circulated Monday with Uzumcu’s report that he is “encouraged” that the security situation now allows safe access to the two remaining sites.”

Guterres said confirmation in the OPCW fact-finding mission’s June 30 report that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun “should leave everyone with the deepest concern.”

M. al-Frieh/H. Said

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