Syria has called for an end to the politicization of the Syrian chemical file, saying the complicated security conditions in the country must be taken into account when discussing removal.
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent two identical letters addressed by the ministry to the United Nations Secretary General and President of the U.N. Security Council during the meeting of the Security Council on 6 February, following a briefing on the Syrian chemical weapons submitted by the Special Coordinator of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) joint mission.
The ministry said Syria has been the subject of an unfair campaign by some Security Council member countries, particularly the U.S. and its allies.
''These countries have strayed from the truth and the objective assessment of what Syria has accomplished in the context of implementing its obligations according to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC),'' the letters said.
''The unfair campaign has coincided with the convening of Geneva II [conference] and the positive attitude of Syria towards it,'' the ministry said.
''This escalation, however, is clear indication of more pressure brought to bear on Syria with the intent of influencing Geneva II,'' the ministry added.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer