posted tages with "Chemical Weapons"

Iran condemns instrumental, political abuse of OPCW

Iran condemns instrumental, political abuse of OPCW

TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Alireza Jahangiri, the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned the abuse of international regulations against the use of chemical weapons by some westerners.Alireza Jahangiri, the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed the 59th Meeting of the Executive Council the Organization for the Prohibition of...

Iran welcomes pro-Syrian stances of African Union: Ghasemi

Iran welcomes pro-Syrian stances of African Union: Ghasemi

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (Press Shia) – Bahram Ghasemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, referred to the statement issued by the Chairperson of African Union Commission on Syria on Monday, and hailed the approached undertaken by the African body.“We welcome the statement issued by the African Union on developments in Syria in which the chemical attack was condemned and at the same time a...

On trilateral military strikes against Syria

On trilateral military strikes against Syria

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (Press Shia) – The US surgical attacks—coordinated with France and Britain—against chemical facilities in Syria on Saturday April 13, 2018, in response to the alleged chemical weapons attacks in rebel-held Douma, fell far-short of achieving a broader goal based on a coherent strategy to deal with the Syrian civil war.Nor were these strikes intended to provoke a military...

Attack on Syria lacks a legal basis in intl. law: US expert

Attack on Syria lacks a legal basis in intl. law: US expert

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (Press Shia Agency) – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that the attack on Syria was “neither in self-defense nor authorized by the United Nations Security Council, it did not have a basis in international law.Pillar added, “It does not change the balance of power within Syria at all.” Following is the text of the...

OPCW investigators enter Syrian town of Douma

OPCW investigators enter Syrian town of Douma

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (Press Shia Agency) –Syrian sources relayed that investigators of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered the Syrian town of Douma, on Tuesday afternoon, to conduct probe on what terrorist claim to be a chemical attack by government.According to Syrian sources, investigators of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have...

OPCW at stake, taken hostage for political intents

OPCW at stake, taken hostage for political intents

TEHRAN, Apr. 17 (Press Shia) – Iran’s Permanent Representative to OPCW Alireza Jahangiri, while slamming the US-led strikes on Syria, said Mon. that the OPCW is at stake and some delegations take hostage of this technical forum for their political intents.Delivering Iran’s statement at the 58th meeting of the OPCW Executive Council, Permanent Representative to OPCW Alireza Jahangiri...

Zarif, Johnson hold phone talk on Syria

Zarif, Johnson hold phone talk on Syria

TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (Press Shia) –The British Foreign Secretary and his Iranian counterpart held a phone conversation today, during which Boris Johnson briefed Zarif on the joint US-led strike on Syria yesterday. Today, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a phone call with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss British involvement in the missile strike on Syria yesterday....

No country has right to punish others outside intl. standards

No country has right to punish others outside intl. standards

TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (Press Shia) –The British Foreign Secretary and his Iranian counterpart held a phone conversation today, during which Boris Johnson briefed Zarif on the joint US-led strike on Syria yesterday. Today, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made a phone call with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss British involvement in the missile strike on Syria yesterday....

China warns against use of chemical weapons in Douma

China warns against use of chemical weapons in Douma

BEIJING, Apr. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Chinese Foreign Ministry called for conducting a “comprehensive, objective and impartial investigation” into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, warning of the consequences of the use of force on the basis of accusations.Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said that before a “comprehensive, impartial and objective...

OPCW to send a fact-finding mission to Douma upon request of Syria, Russia

OPCW to send a fact-finding mission to Douma upon request of Syria, Russia

THE HAGUE, Apr. 11 (Press Shia Agency) – The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced it will send a fact-finding mission to Douma town in Damascus Countryside in order to investigate allegations of alleged use of chemical weapons there.The move comes upon a request by Syria and Russia to launch an international investigation. “Since the first reports of...