Security Council’s Disarmament Official demands transparency in the implementation of the resolution on chemical weapons in Syria.
The United Nations Disarmament Official told to the other Security Council members on the 4th August 2021 meeting that the programme to implement the terms of resolution 2118 (2013) on Syria’s chemical weapons has not been fully achieved yet. He highlighted the responsibility of the international community in preventing the use of chemical weapons. According to him: “The use of these weapons must always be seen as a clear violation of a deeply held taboo. Accordingly, the identification and accountability of those responsible is imperative.” The Official added that, as the OPCW experts are beginning to come back to Syria after the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in the country, more and more gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies regarding resolution 2118 are coming out. It reinforces the necessity of commitment of the Syrian government in extending its full cooperation to resolve all outstanding issues and reassure the international community that it truly can no longer manufacture and use chemical weapons. For further information, please visit: https://www.un.org/press/en/2021/sc14594.doc.htm