PressTV-Iran rejects ‘baseless’ US chemical warfare accusations

Iran has categorically dismissed US accusations that it has failed to declare “a toxic arms program” to the global chemical warfare watchdog in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi lashed out at Washington for failing to fulfill its own commitments under the convention.

Tehran, he said, strongly rejects the “groundless” accusations leveled by the US mission to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) during the Fourth Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in The Hague.

Qassemi referred to the US as the only OPCW member state with chemical weapons arsenals which he said had so far failed to fulfill its commitment to destroy them.

He said the US has leveled such “false accusations” against Iran while it is siding with the Israeli regime’s chemical weapons program.

Qassemi said Washington has raised such allegations out…

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