Iran's ambassador to the United Nations said that the report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons about Douma in Syria on January 27, 2023, like similar reports before it, is based on unauthorized sources and lacks the necessary legal conclusions.

Iran PressAmerica: The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)'s "Investigation and Identification Team" has blamed Syria for the alleged chlorine incident in Douma in April 2018.

Before this, the Western media published alleged reports of a chemical attack on the city of Doma in Syria, which was carried out at a strange time and on the eve of the liberation of this city by the Syrian government forces.

This is despite the fact that the Syrian government, following the agreement made in 2014, had handed over all its chemical weapons to the representatives of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Meanwhile; the Syrian Foreign Ministry issued a statement emphasizing that this report lacks scientific and objective evidence and no sane person or expert can reach such misleading conclusions.

On Tuesday, at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Amir Saeid Iravani added: "It is unfortunate that the reliable information of the Syrian government about the use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups has been ignored by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons."

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations stated: "Obviously, a timely review of information could have led to the destruction of terrorist groups instead of concealing their actions."

He continued: "The main responsibility of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to dismantle and destroy chemical weapons as the first pillar of the convention, but its efforts have been hindered due to continuous delay by the United States, the only main holder of these inhumane weapons."

Iravani emphasized that the approach of the OPCW with political motivation will divert attention from this urgent challenge and just serves the interests of the United States, a member state possessing chemical weapons.

Iran's diplomat said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Syria and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to participate in constructive talks at the highest level to solve the remaining issues in a specific time frame and finally close the case."

Iravani added: "For this purpose, every investigation must be impartial, professional, valid, objective and completely in accordance with the requirements and procedures of the convention." 219