Ambassador Attiya: Syria calls for correcting mistakes of the US and its allies regarding the Chemical Weapons Convention

The Hague, SANA-Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW) Ambassador Milad Attiya, said that the United States and some Western countries continue to politicize the work of the international organization, calling on the states parties to realize the seriousness of this policy in undermining the work of the organization.

“Syria affirms that any attempt by the United States of America and its allies to turn this conference into a new platform to achieve political goals that serve its agendas is a violation of the provisions of the convention and an attempt to deviate this organization from its functions and the objectives for which it was established,” Ambassador Attiya said in Syria statement before the fifth special session of the Conference of the States Parties to review the work of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

The Ambassador added that Syria’s stance in support of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine was and will remain based on solid political, moral and legal considerations and principles, and this special Russian military operation has nothing to do with the work of the conference.

He went on to say that since ten years, Syria, by a sovereign decision, joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, and it did its best and worked with credibility and transparently to implement all its obligations under this accession process.

The Ambassador said Syria affirms its categorical rejection of the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, and under any circumstances, but unfortunately this Syrian cooperation and commitment finds no place in the statements and reports of the technical secretariat and the director general of the organization.

Earlier, Ambassador Attiya began his statement by confirming the Syrian delegation’s accession to the statement of the Non-Aligned Movement and China, which are parties to the agreement, which was delivered on its behalf by the representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan at this meeting.

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