Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Security Council rejects the use of chemical weapons in Syria


On Monday, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting to review the research being conducted by the Joint Investigative Mechanism on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict.
Rafael Ramirez, president of the Security Council, said that all members of that body expressed support for the research work carried out jointly by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations, a mechanism created in resolution 2235 in August 2015.
"Members of the Security Council expressed full support for the OPCW-UN Joint Mission, working under the principles of impartiality, objectivity, independence and professionalism."
He stressed that the Security Council rejects the use of chemical weapons by either party in the conflict that is taking place in Syria, including the terrorist groups that are involved.