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Nebenzia: Use of chemical weapons by the terrorist organizations is deliberately ignored

New York (ST): Russia’s permanent representative at the UN Vassily Nebenzia reiterated that all the incidents in which the Syrian government was accused of using chemical weapons were fabricated and provocative, referring that Syria has met all its commitments and destroyed all its chemical weapons.

During a UNSC session on the status in the Middle East that was held through video conference, Nebenzia affirmed that Syria has no intention to use chemical weapons, but the use of chemical weapons by the terrorist organizations is being flagrantly and deliberately ignored.

The Russian envoy indicated that in 2013, the Syrian government sent more than 200 letters to the UN General Secretariat about the chemical attacks launched by the terrorist organizations but no measures were taken by the UN.

Earlier, the spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said last September 3rdthat the OPCW was procrastinating in conducting investigations into the chemical attacks launched by the armed terrorist organizations operating in Syria under various pretexts.

Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari reiterated the falseness of allegations disseminated by some western governments regarding the chemical file in Syria, emphasizing that Syria has met its commitments of accessing the Chemical Weapons Convention and eliminated all its chemical since 2014, adding this file must be totally closed.