This was stated by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry while addressing a talk organized by Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad on Achievements of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(OPCW) and its Future Role in Post-Destruction Phase.
The Convention on Chemical Weapons
is the sole international treaty prohibiting a complete section of weapons of mass destruction and rendering the means to screen this banning by global assessment.
Germany's military has been training the Kurds in the area and the German Defence Ministry said about 60 Kurdish fighters suffered breathing difficulties from the attack - a tell-tale sign of chemical weapons
The resolution, negotiated primarily by the United States and Russia, establishes an international investigative body that would assign blame for any chemical weapons
attacks during the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.
In his speech, the ambassador expressed the Kingdom's concern over international reports indicating continuity of using chemical weapons
by the Syrian regime, which should be held accountable, calling for a firm stance against those who committed crimes by using these chemical weapons
, bringing them to international trial and promptly issuing the final report of the fact-finding mission on the use of chemical weapons
He also expressed concern over the ongoing ambiguity attached to the Syrian Chemical Program and the fate of some Syrian chemical weapons
, especially before the Syrian regime acceding to the Convention to Ban Chemical Weapons
and the full responsibility of the Syrian regime to practically prove the denial of this ambiguity, in order to be assured that there are no remainder of any chemical weapons
in its inventories.
The Russian Diplomat highlighted that Sigrid Kaag, Head of the joint Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
-United Nations Mission for the destruction of chemical weapons
in Syria finished officially her mission last September, clarifying that Russia is ready to cooperate with her as the new UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.
From Syria, the United Nations-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(OPCW) Joint Mission confirms the destruction of the entire declared Syrian stockpile of Isopropanol, " Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN secretary-general, said at the daily briefing.
Marking the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April , the Un official said " On this annual Day of Remembrance, we pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare", adding that the horrific use of chemical weapons
in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2013 casts a shadow over this yearaACAOs commemoration.
AFP -- Syria still holds around 8% of its declared chemical weapons
material, as the deadline for it to be handed over expired Sunday, the task force overseeing the operation said.
We have a few elements of information but I do not have the proof ," the French president said in a radio interview after he was asked about reports coming out of Syria that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is still using chemical weapons
, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported.
Our task is to consign chemical weapons
to history, forever--a task we have been carrying out with quiet determination, and no small measure of success.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Russian Foreign Ministry official stated that Syria's chemical weapons
due to be destroyed outside the country may be transported out by April 13.
The foreign ministry has slammed a plan by the EU to use funds frozen under the organisation's sanctions to pay for the dismantling of Damascus's chemical weapons
SYRIA has completed the destruction of critical equipment for producing chemical weapons
and filling munitions with poison gas, an official at the global chemical weapons
watchdog said yesterday.