UN members: Syria not answering chemical weapons questions

Members of the UN Security Council say Syria is still failing to answer questions about its chemical weapons program, years after becoming a party to the chemical weapons convention.


Sweden's UN Ambassador Olof Skoog says many council members raised the issue during Tuesday's closed meeting on Syria's chemical weapons where UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu gave a briefing by video.


Skoog says "there are a lot of uncertainties" in Syria's declaration to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons of its chemical weapons program, "and that is part of the problem."


The council meeting followed last week's 82-24 vote by OPCW member nations giving the international chemical weapons watchdog the authority to determine blame for chemical attacks for the first time, over strong objections from Russia and Syria.


פרסום ראשון: 07.03.18, 22:15