The headquarters of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. © AFP 2018 / ANP/Bart Maat
DAMASCUS, Oct 9 — the Attempts of the United States, France and Britain to politicize the work of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons threat, adopted in June the decision on extension of the mandate of the OPCW is contrary to the CWC and illegal, said Tuesday the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Syria, Faisal Miqdad.
“Miqdad has warned against attempts by the West led by the USA, France and great Britain to politicize the work of the OPCW in the basis of its technical organization, and pointed out the danger of the efforts of these countries to split within the organization that may affect its work in the future,” said the foreign Minister of Syria about a briefing for accredited Miqdad in Syria ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions.
It is reported that Miqdad also pointed out the legal shortcomings of the decision on extension of the mandate of the OPCW “, in terms and content, and the method of its adoption.” “He pointed to the fact that a significant portion of the points of this decision is contrary to the CWC and its bases,” — said in the statement.