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Friday, 14 December 2018

Chemical Weapons Organization Renews Sudan Membership in its Executive Committee

Khartoum - The Chemical Weapons Organization (CWO) has renewed Sudan membership in the executive committee of the organization for 2017-2019

. The decision was taken by the CWO conference held in The Hague, Netherland, recently.
Observers see the move by the Chemical Weapons Organization as a proof that Sudan is committed to the principles of the organization, and as a decisive refute to the false and baseless allegations made earlier by Amnesty International (AI) organization on chemical weapons use in Darfur. Observers described the Amnesty International allegations as intended to fan conflicts in Sudan again.
Sudan strongly refuted Amnesty International allegations. Minister of Information and government spokesman Ahmed Bilal Osman had accused Amnesty International of lack of impartiality in its reports and that it had been working to impede the efforts being exerted by the Sudanese government for peace in Darfur.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs questioned the timing of the Amnesty International allegations which coincided with the official declaration of end of the conflict in Darfur, which began in 2003. The Ambassador of Sudan to the United Nations said the report of Amnesty International was totally untrue and that Sudan did not own any type of chemical weapons, adding that the allegations on use of chemical weapons use were fabricated ones. He went on to say that the aim of that odd accusation was to confuse the ongoing efforts to boost peace and stability and development and accord in Sudan.
The Joint United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) consolidated the position of the government by denying the AI allegations on chemical weapons use at Jebel Marra area in Darfur, affirming that its deployed personnel all over the region did not receive any complaint in this regard.
Joint AU-UN Special
Representative to Darfur Mr. Martin Uhomoibhi affirmed that they did not receive any information about chemical weapons use.
He pointed out that none of UNAMID personnel numbering 20000 deployed in Darfur areas received a complaint about chemical weapons use in Jebel Marra, stressing that their offices near Jebel Marra or its clinics did not receive information about any deaths or injury related to chemical weapons use.