Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations strongly condemned any use of chemical weapon, urging the western countries to abandon politicization in dealing with these types of weapons.
Addressing a Friday session of the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, Syria and the chemical weapons, Majid Takht Ravanchi condemned the use of any kind of chemical weapons.
The politicization of chemical weapons’ issues undermines the credibility of the Convention and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the West must end its unprofessional and politically-motivated procedures, the Iranian envoy said.
The Islamic Republic of Iran “is the main victim” of the widespread use of chemical weapons in the contemporary period that Western countries helped Iraqi deposed dictator Saddam Hussein to produce it, he said, adding, “When he (Saddam) used these weapons extensively against Iranian citizens and then Iraqis, no action was taken against him.”
“As a result, Iran is more aware than any other country of both the inhuman nature of these weapons and harmful political effects of dealing with them,” Ravanchi highlighted.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone, in any place, time and under any circumstances, and calls for full, effective and non-discriminatory implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and strengthens the credibility of the organization,” he added.
Meanwhile, he regretted that “in recent years, Western countries have been pursuing their own political intentions in the UN Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to advance their goals in relation to Syria’s chemical case.”
Source: Iranian media