Thursday, December 8, 2022

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)

Iran: Hiroshima Bombing Anniv. Reminder of US’ Grave Crimes against Humanity

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the 76th anniversary of the US nuclear bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima is a reminder of a grave crime against humanity by Washington.

OPCW Urged to Facilitate Access of Iranians with Chemical Injuries to Medicine

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has met with Fernando Arias, the director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Iran Berates US for Turning Blind Eye to Israeli Nukes

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has fulminated against the West, including the United States, for sealing their lips in the face of Israeli nuclear arms.

Iran Urges Saudis to Stop Blame Game If They Seek Nukes

Iran’s permanent representative to Vienna-based international organizations says Saudi officials should stop engaging in blame-shifting if Riyadh is down the path of developing nuclear weapons and seeks to invent an excuse for avoiding cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

US Deprives Iran’s Chemical Warfare Victims of Access to Medicine: Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says the United States' “inhumane” sanctions have prevented Iranian victims of chemical warfare from accessing the medicine they need.

US Held Culpable for Non-Implementation of Chemical Disarmament: Iran

Permanent Representation of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has held the US government accountable for the lack of full implementation of chemical disarmament due to its failure to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons.

Iran’s Envoy Elected Vice-Chair of OPCW Executive Council

Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been elected as one of the vice-chairs of the Executive Council of the OPCW.

Iran, OPCW Discuss Closer Cooperation

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam-Hossein Dehqani and Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fernando Arias have discussed the ways to promote cooperation between Tehran and the OPCW.

Iran, Russia Discuss Cooperation against Chemical Arms

Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Ryazantsev has held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam-Hossein Dehqani in The Hague, the Netherlands.

US Chemical Arms Threat to Int’l Peace, Security: Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam-Hossein Dehqani says the United States’ chemical weapons pose a threat to international peace and security.

US Sanctions Hamper Chemical Victims’ Access to Medicine: Iran

Iran has urged the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to find a solution to help Iranian victims of chemical attacks regain their access to medicine, which has been hampered by the US sanctions.

Zarif Downplays Trump’s Claim that He Stopped Iran War

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed the latest claim by US President Donald Trump that he stopped an attack on Iran because 150 people would have died, saying the US has already killed several generations with its chemical weapons.

Iranian Diplomat Elected as Deputy Executive Councilor of OPCW

Alireza Kazemi Abadi, Iran’s Ambassador to the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has been elected as Deputy Executive Councilor of the organisation.

Iran Says West Sees to Whitewash Halabja Chemical Massacre

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recalled the massacre of Iraqi Kurds at the hands of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein in a chemical attack on March 16, 1988, saying Western governments would fail in their attempts to whitewash the incident.

Iran Says Israel Will Be Eliminated by Saudi Nukes

A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned about the US plan to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia, suggesting that the Israeli regime could be eliminated by the Saudi nuclear bombs.

‘Over 63,000 Iranians Suffer Chemical Weapons Injuries’

An Iranian official says statistics show more than 63,000 Iranians are confirmed to be suffering from chemical weapons injuries and the number is still increasing, thirty years after the devastating invasion of Iran by Iraq came to an end.

US Fails to Impose Its Will on OPCW Members: Iran

Iran has lashed out at the US for its “destructive role” in the 4th Review Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), saying that Washington, as the biggest user of weapons of mass destruction, cannot impose its will on other member states.

Iran Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack in Syria’s Aleppo

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently censured the chemical attack launched by terrorists on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Iran Strongly Rejects US Chemical Warfare Accusations

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically dismissed the US’ “groundless” accusation that Tehran has breached the Chemical Weapons Convention by failing to declare what Washington calls “a toxic arms program” to the global chemical warfare watchdog.

Iran Downplays Western Media’s Fuss about Idlib Operation

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the fuss made by Western media about the Syrian army’s upcoming operation to retake the militant-held Idlib province is very much similar to the one made ahead of Aleppo and East Ghouta offensives.

“Reuters, AP, AFP Published 2 Million Words against Iran in 20 Years”

A former Iranian lawmaker and journalist says the Western media, particularly the AFP, Reuters, and the Associated Press, are fixated on tarnishing the image of the Islamic Republic and weakening the resolve of the Iranian people who resist against the bullying western powers.

US Bulk Freighter Carrying Chemicals Docks in Persian Gulf: Iran

A senior Iranian military commander says an American vessel carrying chemicals has berthed at the regional waters and plans to deliver the cargo to parts of Syria and Iraq.

US, Israel Impeding Efforts to Create WMD-Free Mideast: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reiterated the need to strongly condemn the use of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological and nuclear arms.

Video Shows US Targeted Drug Treatment Centres, Not Chemical Labs

US President Donald Trump lied to the American people after the US military in conjunction with British and French forces, instead of striking alleged “targets associated with chemical weapons” capabilities in Syria, hit a center for producing anti-cancer drugs near Damascus.

OPCW Team en Route to Syria as US Mulls Missile Attack

A fact-finding team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is on its way to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack, while US President Donald Trump has already accused the Syrian government of being behind it and vowed retaliation against Damascus.

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