New York

19 March 2013

Readout of Secretary-General's phone conversation with Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

The Secretary-General spoke today with Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). They shared deep concern about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Secretary-General remains convinced that the use of chemical weapons by any party under any circumstances would constitute an outrageous crime.  

The Secretary-General reaffirmed his strong support for the work of the OPCW which is closely monitoring the situation on the ground. The Secretary-General and the Director General of the OPCW will continue to maintain close contact as developments unfold.