Russia’s “Izvestia” on the 12th, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenja, said on Thursday that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has lost its prestige and has become a “political game tool.”
In an interview with RIA Novosti, he said, “The OPCW was originally established to eliminate the noble goal of eliminating weapons of mass destruction (chemical weapons), but now it has become a tool for political games. All this will eventually This leads to the fact that we may face a deep crisis.”
The Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations emphasized that the OPCW has lost its prestige and prestige, “this is obvious to us.”
Nebenja also believes that if the OPCW becomes a place where the OPCW will only adopt a “stamping decision” (decisions made in accordance with the stereotypes) of other governments that are dissatisfied by Western countries, Russia can consider withdrawing from it. organization. At the same time, he added that Russia will not take any sudden move to withdraw from the OPCW, nor recommend other countries to do so.
Nebenja pointed out that Russia regards the OPCW as an important organization to prevent the production and use of chemical weapons. “The OPCW has done a lot in this field and won the Nobel Prize.”
At the beginning of October this year, Nebenja stated that Western countries are increasingly using the OPCW Technical Secretariat to put pressure on other countries that are dissatisfied.