According to IRNA, Zahra Ershadi, Iran’s ambassador and deputy representative to the United Nations, stated at the Security Council meeting on Syria on Friday (April 29th): “Iran, as one of the main victims of chemical weapons, has used chemical weapons.” In any place, by anyone and under any circumstances, strongly condemn.
The senior diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed that Syria has made real efforts to fulfill its obligations under the Convention and has demonstrated its willingness to cooperate with the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
He added: “However, it is disappointing that some member states have politicized Syria’s chemical weapons case and prevented the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from endorsing Syria’s adherence to its commitments, which could lead to dialogue and Be constructive cooperation with Syria.
“Iran supports the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Syria’s approach to high-level talks and hopes that this initiative will yield positive results,” said Iran’s deputy representative to the United Nations. Referring to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, he reiterated our country’s call for full, effective, non-political and non-discriminatory implementation of the Convention, as well as maintaining the authority of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). And politically motivated exploitation of the OPCW jeopardizes the validity of the Convention as well as the authority of the organization.
Ershadi stressed that any research on the use of chemical weapons must be impartial, professional, credible and objective in order to prove the facts and lead to results based on evidence and in doing so, it must strictly adhere to the provisions and procedures. Adhered to within the legal framework of the Convention. No deviation from the Convention should be allowed.
The Iranian ambassador and deputy representative to the United Nations further welcomed the submission of the 100th monthly report of Syria to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on March 16, 2022 on activities related to the destruction of chemical weapons and their production facilities in the country.
He also suggested that the Islamic Republic of Iran reduce the number of council meetings on the Syrian chemical weapons case, saying that this could improve the council’s efficiency and create a positive atmosphere for a constructive dialogue between Syria and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.