Syria accuses UN of delaying investigation into chemical attacks
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN says his country's fulfillment of its obligations towards the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were met by Western lies and misleading campaigns.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, accused the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons of reluctance to investigate chemical attacks carried out by ISIS with the recognition of the UN.
In a UN Security Council on Wednesday, Sabbagh stressed that his country has never used banned weapons or toxic chemicals, despite the challenges that faced the Syrian Army against terrorist organizations, SANA reported.
The Syrian Representative affirmed that since joining the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 2013, Syria has worked with the UN and the OPCW on the disposal of its chemical weapons, which was achieved in mid-2014 with OPCW's confirmation.
Western lies and misleading campaigns
Sabbagh revealed that Western countries are continuously fabricating lies and misleading campaigns, as well as putting pressure to pass resolutions and establish illegitimate mechanisms, flagrantly politicizing the technical work of the OPCW and distracting it from achieving its goals.
These countries have turned the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat reports and teams into tools used in hostile campaigns against Syria, affecting the credibility and reliability of the organization, as well as the professionalism of its staff, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN explained.
It is noteworthy that the US occupation in Syria is continuously targeting civilian property and abducting Syrian citizens, causing several deaths and material casualties.