TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) urged a halt to the military and financial supports for the terrorist groups, describing their access to chemical weapons as a threat to world peace and security.

Addressing the 83rd session of the OPCW Executive Council in The Hague, Alireza Jahangiri, also Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands, stressed the need for the full elimination of chemical weapons stockpiles in the world and called on the member states to honor their commitments to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

He also cautioned that the use of chemical weapons by terrorists poses a serious threat to the global peace and security, asking the whole OPCW members to avoid arming and financing the terrorist groups.

The OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which entered into force in 1997. As of today, the organization has 192 member states, who are working together to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, according to its website.