Iran against all types of weapons of mass destruction

Iran against all types of weapons of mass destruction

Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs has voiced the Islamic Republic’s opposition to all types of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical arms.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Virginia Gamba, senior United Nations disarmament official who leads a joint investigation by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW) on chemical attacks in Syria. 

The Iranian official  described the Islamic Republic as a big victim of chemical weapons. 

The senior Irain diplomat also called Israel, which possesses arsenals of atomic and chemical weapons, the main threat to the region.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian also highlighted that Syria has acted “responsibly” on disarmament of chemical weapons.

Syria has already disabled all chemical weapons sites in October 2013,

The senior Iranian diplomat also deplored the employment of chemical weapons by Takfiri militant groups in Syria.“While the Syrian government has acted responsibly on the issue of chemical disarmament, unfortunately the terrorist groups and militants in Syria continue to act irresponsibly and use toxic chemical gas.”

The Iranian official also criticized the international community for failing to take effective measures against the use of such arms.

Militants operating across the Syria and Iraq have launched several attacks involving “poisonous or asphyxiating agents, such as sarin, chlorine, and mustard gas” in recent years.

Amir-Abdollahian also expressed Iran’s readiness to contribute to the joint UN-OPCW inquiry on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The UN official, for her part, also praised Iran’s “constructive” efforts aimed at helping the resolution of the conflict in Syria and commended Tehran’s fight against terrorism.

It is notewothy that Imam Khomeini, the foudner of the Islamic Republic thorugh his speeches and messages frequently announced his oppositon to manufacturing or using of any type of chemical arms, weaopns of mass destruction and nukes. 

Follwoing footsteps of the foudner of the Islamic Republic, Iran has joined all treaties which bans any manufacturing or acquiring nuclear weapons 

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