Syria’s permanent representative to the UN said that the country has met its commitments of accessing the Chemical Weapons Convention and eliminated all its stockpile since 2014, adding this file should be totally closed.

Iran Press/Middle East: Bashar Al-Jaafari made the comments during a session of the Security Council today via video conference about the situation in the Middle East. 

He reaffirmed the falseness of allegations circulated by some western governments regarding the chemical file in Syria, stressing that Syria has fulfilled its obligations arising from its accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Al-Jaafari went on to say Syria has always been keen to cooperate positively, professionally, and transparently with the Director-General of the Organization, the Technical Secretariat, the inspection teams, the declaration evaluation team, and the fact-finding mission to implement its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Al-Jaafari renewed Syria’s assertion that the conclusions reached by the so-called “investigation and identification team” are unbelievable, have no legal basis, and are unrealistic and this is a categorically consistent assessment, and the member states of the organization and the Security Council know that this team built its false accusations against Syria on the basis of a report (the fact-finding mission) that did not make a field visit to al-Lataminah area, and conducted remote investigations from Turkish territory and in the absence of technically and legally approved standards to ensure the integrity of the custody of evidence in the process of collecting and preserving material evidence.