Washington, Nov 23: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has reaffirmed its opposition to chemical weapons, and said perpetrators should be held accountable.
The reaffirmation came after UNSC was briefed by the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The UNSC, in a statement on Friday, emphasised that any use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anyone, under any circumstances is unacceptable and a threat to international peace and security.
The 15-member body unanimously passed a declaration proposed by Britain expressing support for the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons.
The Security Council also urged countries to ratify the Convention.
The 1993 convention on Nuclear safety came into effect in 1997. (UNI)