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Syria regretted that the fact-finding mission on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria did not comply with the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and expressed grave concern at the attempts of some States to make unfounded accusations against Syria.
Syria’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, said in a statement yesterday to the 92nd session of the Executive Council held at the Organization’s headquarters in The Hague, according to the agency «SANA»: «While Syria continues to cooperate with the fact-finding mission It regrets that the Mission did not comply with the provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, did not adhere to the terms of reference of its work, carried out remote investigations and refused visits to sites of attack under various pretexts and relied on the analysis of photos and videos published in the sources. Toha, which fabricated the group «White Helmets» arm «Front victory» to the terrorist side heard the witnesses were brought from the incubator environment for terrorist groups. »
Sabbagh stressed that those serious concerns expressed by Syria regarding the modus operandi of the fact-finding mission led it to demand its revision and updating to make its reports professional, credible and unanimously accepted by the member states of the organization, and not to be divisive and not adopting its reports and conclusions.
He stressed that Syria reaffirmed its official request to send the fact-finding team to the city of Khan Sheikhoun and the town of Latamna in order to investigate the incidents that occurred in the past in order to reach real conclusions and not fake investigations conducted on Turkish territory and away from the site of the event.
Sabbagh deplored the US administration’s anticipation of the fact-finding mission’s investigation into the allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and to issue the findings and judgments alone, noting that it is not surprising that this behavior coincides with significant positive changes in Syria, whether through the field progress in defeating terrorists or related Progress in the political process.
He said: “Syria condemns the statements of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the alleged incident on the 19th of last May and his accusation against the Syrian Arab Army, which is at least as lies and exceeding the powers of the organization.” Syria to restore security and stability throughout the country and mislead public opinion and find justifications and pretexts to launch a new aggression on Syrian territory.
He pointed out that Syria was keen to inform the Secretariat of the Organization and the Security Council periodically and officially about the information it has about the actions of the terrorists, including the transfer and possession of toxic chemicals and the preparation of fabricated plays on the implementation of chemical attacks in order to accuse the Syrian Arab Army.
He stressed that Syria believes that what is needed now is to concentrate international efforts to confront this real danger and to effectively implement all the provisions of the Convention without politicization and take a decisive attitude towards the countries that cover the crimes of terrorist groups so that we can completely eliminate chemical terrorist acts.
He stressed the need to work hard to achieve the universality of the agreement.
He pointed out that in this regard, Syria supported the decision taken by the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly entitled «Holding a conference to establish a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East», pointing out that Syria looks forward to this fruitful and effective results.
Al-Sabbagh concluded by stressing that Syria has fulfilled all its obligations resulting from its accession to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Today in the destruction of its arsenal of chemical weapons and production facilities.

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

Syria expresses deep concern over US attempts to make unfounded accusations against Syria …

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