Saturday, December 03, 2011

Defense: Int'l network to support victims of chemical weapons established

Source: IRNA

Berlin, Dec 3, IRNA – The 16th annual conference of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague unanimously approved Iran's proposal to establish 'International Network to Support Victims of Chemical Weapons,'.

Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative in OPCW Kazem Gharibabadi appreciated technical secretariat and director general as well as participating delegations in the conference for approving the proposal and called the move as an important step toward expressing sympathy with victims of chemical weapons.

Gharibabadi added that with efforts of Iran's delegation in the organization, last year, the executive council of the organization approved that the director general issue a sympathy message with Sardasht city victims and in condemnation of using chemical weapons.
He said that the act as well as director general's sympathy message are two basic steps which the organization has taken so far concerning situation of chemical weapon victims.

According to the approval, the organization is to form an international network to support chemical weapons victims as well as forming a fund.

The secretariat should be in constant contact with international, regional and non-governmental organizations in this concern.

The director general is due to present a report biannually in this concern.