OPCW chief due in Tehran on February 24

February 24, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iran’s ambassador to the Netherlands announced on Wednesday that the director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu will visit Tehran on February 24.

Uzumcu is scheduled to hold talks with a number of Iranian officials including Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, said Ambassador Kazem Gharibabadi, who is also Iran’s envoy to the OPCW.
The Iranian diplomat also said that Iran, as a victim of chemical weapons, is actively campaigning for the total abolition of chemical weapons throughout the world.
Based in The Hague, the OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The OPCW is given the mandate to achieve the object and purpose of the convention, to ensure the implementation of its provisions, including those for international verification of compliance with it, and to provide a forum for consultation and cooperation among states parties