Established to enforce the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, the OPCW
has an annual budget of under $100 million and less than 500 staff.
Cooperation between Iran and the OPCW
is at an excellent level," he added.
He expressed Moscow's regret that some members of the OPCW
executive council are accusing Damascus of not honoring its commitments about its chemical weapons' stockpiles, relying on reports of questionable validity published in the international media about using chlorine gas against civilians in Idleb province.
had already verified 21 of the 23 sites by 27 October, the deadline agreed as part of Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles destruction programme.
Previously one of only five countries not to have signed the global treaty, Syria accepted the Russian proposal last month and has so far won rare praise for its cooperation with OPCW
s inspectors, who are already hard at work.
Technical Secretariat, which together with the UN forms the team tasked with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons production facilities, received information that was "additional to the disclosure on its chemical weapons programme which Syria submitted on 21 September," UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told journalists in New York.
Chaudhry said that Pakistan was an active member of OPCW
and had been consistently elected on the Executive Council of the Organization since 1998 and Coordinator for Asian State Parties since 2004.
This is the third of the kind organised by OPCW
after two other drills carried out, in Croatia (2002) and Ukraine (2005).
22nd Conference kicked off November 17 with the participation of 136 States Parties, in addition to nine world organizations and a number of specialized agencies.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized that no group is entitled to use chemical weapons in armed conflicts and this is while the ISIL terrorist group has unfortunately used chemical weapons in its war against the Syrian government," Zarif said in a meeting with OPCW
Director-General Ahmed Uzumcu in Tehran on Sunday.
This funding, through a direct financial grant to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW
), will support the OPCW
in helping Libya eliminate its remaining chemical-weapons precursors.
The 41-member OPCW
Executive Council usually takes decisions by consensus, or they require a two-thirds majority vote to pass.
I and my team approach this with a sense of destiny because so much is at stake," Ahmet E[pounds sterling]zE-mcE-, the chief the OPCW
, told Today's Zaman.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Syria's accession to the OPCW
, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement, after the world body received additional information it had requested from Damascus.
According to foreign office spokesman, Pakistan is an active member of OPCW
and has been consistently elected on the Executive Council of the Organization since 1998 and Coordinator for Asian State Parties since 2004.