Syria: Chemical Weapons

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Lord Robertson of Port Ellen Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any evidence has emerged of Iraqi origin in the chemical weapons so far declared by the Assad regime in Syria.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

As part of the process of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention, Syria is required to make comprehensive declarations regarding its programme to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). These declarations include detail on the origin of material used to manufacture the weapons. These declarations are classified under the Convention’s confidentiality regime and are only available only to States Parties in accordance with OPCW agreed protocols, and are not for public release.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.