Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari on Weapons of Mass Destruction/ By Basma Qaddour

Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said:

?Syria strongly condemns the use of weapons of mass destruction, including the chemical weapons by anyone and under any condition and in any place or time.

?Syria has not and will not use any chemical weapons because it doesn’t possess any of them and it joined the Chemical weapons’ convention in 2013.

?Syria is a member of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty since 1968 and it has signed the treaty of the prohibition of biological treaty of 1972 and it is also a member of the chemical weapons convention since 2013.

?In 2003, Syria submitted a draft resolution in to make the Middle East free of all weapons of mass destruction, particularly the nuclear ones, but the US delegation threatened to use veto at that time.

?The Israeli occupation entity’s arsenal of the biological, chemical and nuclear weapons poses the biggest threat to the Peace and security in the Middle East and it has formed throughout decades and still forms a grave challenge to the disarmament and non-proliferation system.

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