Moscow, 6 December 2022 (TDI): At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Russia’s first Deputy Envoy to the United Nations (UN), Dmitry Polyansky criticized the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
He criticized the Director-General of the OPCW, Fernando Arias stating the issue of the Syrian Chemical file and many others.
#Polyanskiy: Our regular mechanistic discussions of the implementation of resolution 2118 top the chart of the least productive meetings of the Security Council. Instead of “beating the air”, we could address situations that appear more relevant & dynamic.https://t.co/bqaZSkbwu1 pic.twitter.com/7DITxNBtLn
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He stated that several times the leadership of the technical Secretariat has not been on task with the issue as a concern.
He again touched on the fact that the report of the OPCW Director-General, Fernando Arias which was presented by USG Nakamitsu again failed to add any importance to the previous reports.
Also, he continued to talk about the poor job performed on the Syrian Chemical File incident by the leadership.
Stating that, there was no need to continue to talk on the issue if it will not manage and emphasized that, the Director-General, Fernando Arias’ attitude of not attending the meeting has made the issue slower.
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He again said the connivance of the OPCW leadership in response to attempts of the West to make the OPCW a political tool and for their interest have downgraded the organization.
These interferences have caused the organization to be less efficient and caused irreparable damage to its authority.
In the briefing, he was disappointed in the fact that the discussion resulted in one of the less productive discussions on the chart of the UNSC.
They have not been any productive results raised so far and this is a great concern for every member of the organization.
Ensuring that, the security of each member country is made paramount should be a concern for the leaders of the UNSC.
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