TEHRAN (FNA)- The sulfur mustard gas
that was used in terrorist attacks in Syria and Iraq might have been manufactured by ISIL on its own, Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said.
An international inquiry by the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has found Syrian government forces responsible for three toxic gas attacks and has said Islamic State militants have used sulfur mustard gas
France has also been pushing for a separate UN Security Council resolution after a joint investigation by the UN and the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW found that Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and ISIS militants used sulfur mustard gas
The third report, in August, blamed Syrian government troops for two chlorine gas attacks and Daesh militants for using sulfur mustard gas
An inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), unanimously authorized by the 15-member Security Council, also found that Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas
Al-Mikdad noted that Syria has repeatedly warned of providing armed terrorist gangs with toxic chemical substances by some regional and international parties who are plotting against Syria to be used against the Syrian people and to accuse the Syrian government, pointing out that Syria's enemies have failed in hiding their support for ISIS which used sulfur mustard gas
in different areas in Syria and Iraq in incidents that have been authenticated by the OPCW fact-finding team.
In a statement last week, OPCW said the international community had destroyed 98 percent of Syria's declared chemical weapons arsenal, including stores of sulfur mustard gas
and methylphosphonyl difluoride--a key precursor for the nerve agent sarin--which were destroyed aboard an American naval vessel in the Mediterranean.
The diversity of the effects of sulfur mustard gas
in halation on respiratory system 10 years after a single, heavy exposure: analysis of 197 cases.