Oct 15, 2013, 9:18 AM
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Foreign Ministry felicitates OPCW for Nobel Peace Prize

Tehran, Oct 15, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham congratulated Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2013.

In her message, she extended her congratulations to management and staff of the organization as well as the member states for the achievement.

She noted that the OPCW despite its young age has been able to achieve unique victories in the past 17 years since establishment.

She pointed to the membership of 190 world countries in the organization which she considered as a very big success compared to other international conventions and organizations.

She stressed that Iran as a victim of chemical weapons has always sought total elimination of such weapons as well as other forms of weapons of mass destruction both in the region and the world.

Afkham said the organization’s efforts to eliminate world chemical weapon stockpiles including those in the US and Russia has won international trust in getting rid of similar weapons in Syria.