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Publish Date: 20:32 - 11 July 2020
Saturday, 11 July 2020_Iran’s ambassador to The Hague denounces a recent decision by a branch of the world’s chemical arms watchdog to find Syria responsible for deployment of such weapons, as an “unbalanced” move aimed at politicization of the international organization.

Iran blasts OPCW body’s ‘unbalanced,’ politically-oriented decision on SyriaOn Thursday, the executive branch of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted 29 to three, with nine abstentions in favor of the decision to condemn Syria for, what the organization’s so-called investigators have called, use of chemical arms on the militant-held town of Lataminah in the western Hama region in March 2017.

The meeting of the politically-divided 41-member Executive Council of the OPCW in The Hague followed a report in April by the OPCW’s Investigation and Identification Team (IIT), which claimed Syrian military planes and a helicopter had use banned sarin and chlorine bombs on Lataminah .

Speaking on Saturday, the Iranian envoy, Alireza Kazemi Abadi, denounced the report as “partial and irreconcilable with the truth,” calling the very decision to task the IIT with the so-called investigation “illegitimate.”

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