Damascus (AFP) – On Friday, Damascus made the decision to give the World's Chemical Warden the authority to identify offenders of attacks before carrying out an investigation into alleged gas attacks in Syria.
Proposal to strengthen the mandate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons by 82 to 24 votes The OPCW emergency meeting, "said a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry.
It would allow the OVCW as a" means to carry out violations against independent, sovereign states under the pretext of the use of chemical weapons is used ", so the national news agency SANA reported the source as follows:" The decision will cause the OVCW only new difficulties to play its role, what to
The Hague-based organization is expected to release the much anticipated results of its investigation into a reported poison gas attack in April in the Syrian city of Douma.
Until this week, it was limited the watchman's mandate to determine if a chemical attack had occurred or r not, and not who was responsible
Rescuers and paramedics say 40 people were killed in the alleged chlorine and sarin attack in Douma on April 7, when the regime launched a deadly offensive around the city retake from rebels.
But both Damascus and his ally Moscow have denied any involvement and repeated allegation of attack was staged.
Russia, which vehemently opposed granting additional powers to the OVCW, said it would not rule out leaving a so-called "sinking Titanic".
Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday The decision "sets a dangerous precedent" by allowing an "organization dealing with scientific and technical issues to carry out criminal and legal investigations that are not their specialty".
"Syr He again condemns the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances," the source said.
Late last year, Russia has vetoed the United Nations Security Council to effectively destroy a joint UN-OVCW panel to identify individuals behind alleged chemical attacks in Syria.