World Community Seeking to Dismantle Chemical Weapons

Director General of the Organization of Chemical Weapons Convention stressed that the world community is striving to dismantle chemical arsenals all across the globe. Addressing a meeting here in Tehran on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the official viewed the meeting as an opportunity to stress the importance and contents of the convention and sympathize with the Iranian nation.

The message further reiterated the necessity for commemorating the victims of the chemical attacks on the two towns of Sardasht and Halabche, and mentioned, “The painful scenes showing the victims of these barbaric acts are still fresh in our minds, and we will not allow the world to witness such catastrophic events any more.”

Reminding that the Chemical Weapons Convention has 182 member states, he underlined that the international community is striving to dismantle chemical arsenals all across the world.

The official further underscored that strengthening of the convention requires cooperation of the entire world community, and concluded, “In addition to increasing world security, this (convention) is an exalted goal of humanitarian thoughts.”

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