Palestine joins world’s chemical weapons watchdog

May 23, 2018 Off By Web Desk

The Hague, (UNA-OIC) – Palestine has submitted its instrument of accession to Chemical Weapons Convention to European Union, the international watchdog said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Palestine deposited on 17 May 2018 its instrument of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention with the Secretary general of the United Nations, the depositary of the Convention.

The Convention will enter into force for the State of Palestine on 16 June 2018, it added.

The OPCW, an international chemical weapons watchdog, has been servicing as the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention since its entry into force in 1997.

South Sudan, Egypt, Israel and North Korea are yet to be members of the organization.

Source: International Islamic News Agency