Allegations of toxic chemical attacks in Syria

25 March 2015

Commenting on recent reports about alleged toxic chemical attacks in Syria, the OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, said, “We have been monitoring the recent reports suggesting that toxic chemicals may have been used as weapons in the Idlib province of the Syrian Aran Republic. This matter is of serious concern”.

Ambassador Üzümcü noted his decision to continue with the Fact Finding Mission, which is mandated to look into all serious allegations of use of toxic chemicals for hostile purposes in the Syrian Arab Republic. The continuation of the Mission’s work has been endorsed by the OPCW Executive Council and United Nations Security Council resolution 2209 (2015).