OPCW Director-General condemns attack on UN Inspection Team

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Director-General of the OPCW, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü has condemned the attack on a vehicle transporting the UN Inspection Team investigating the allegations of use of chemical weapons in Syria. The sniper fire struck the team’s vehicle as they were being transported to the site of the investigation in suburban Damascus.

The Director-General strongly supports the UN Secretary-General’s call upon all concerned parties in Syria to respect the mandate of the team and to facilitate the conduct of its work in safe conditions. The Director-General praised the courage and dedication of the OPCW staff and other members of the team who despite the challenging circumstances are persevering in their mission as entrusted to them by the Secretary General and supported by the  international community.


Categories: Asia, OPCW and the UN, Syria

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