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Friday, 02 December 2022 05:08 GMT

Iranian Ambassador: Chemical arms a serious intimidation to worldwide peace


(MENAFN) Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani has stated the “serious threat” caused by chemical arms in a declaration to the United Nations Security Council.

“As the main victim of the most systematic use of chemical weapons in modern history, the Islamic Republic of Iran once again condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, and under any circumstances. We share this view that the use of such inhumane weapons, which pose a serious threat to international peace and security, must not be tolerated,” Iravani also declared.

He commented at a UN Security Council conference on Syria.

The ambassador went on to say, “The only way to guarantee that chemical weapons are never used again is to destroy and eliminate all chemical weapons on a global scale and to take all necessary measures to prevent the production of such mass destruction weapons. We reiterate our call for the full, effective, and non-discriminatory implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. We believe that politicizing the implementation of the Convention and using the OPCW for political ends endanger both the legitimacy of the Convention and the Organization. This is equally deadly as a chemical weapon.”

He carried on, “We emphasize that any investigation into the use of chemical weapons must be impartial, professional, credible, and objective in order to establish the facts and reach evidence-based conclusions, and in doing so it must strictly adhere to the provisions and procedures within the framework of the Convention.”

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