Le Conseil continue de veiller au démantèlement du programme chimique syrien

Remarques à la presse de M. François Delattre, représentant permanent de la France auprès des Nations unies et président du Conseil de sécurité - 5 mars 2015 - Syrie/Armes chimiques

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Les membres du Conseil de sécurité viennent d’entendre la Haute Représentante pour les affaires de désarmement, Mme Angela Kane, sur la question importante des armes chimiques en Syrie.

Mme Kane a présenté au Conseil l’état d’avancement des travaux sur le démantèlement du programme chimique syrien.

Le Conseil continue et continuera de veiller au respect et à la bonne application de la résolution 2118 par les autorités syriennes.

Nous avons également abordé durant ces consultations la question des allégations d’emploi de gaz de chlore, qui est un sujet de préoccupation très importante pour le Conseil de sécurité, et pour l’ensemble de la communauté internationale.

Sur ce sujet de l’utilisation de gaz de chlore un projet de résolution a été mis en bleu et cette résolution sera mise au vote demain matin après le débat sur l’Ukraine.

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The members of the Security Council just heard a briefing from the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Mrs Angela Kane, on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria.

Mrs Kane briefed the Council on the progress of the ongoing work to dismantle the Syrian chemical program.

The Council remains committed to monitoring the compliance and implementation of resolution 2118 by the Syrian authorities.

We have also tackled the important issue of allegations of use of chlorine in Syria, which is an issue of utmost concern for the Security Council, and the entire international community.

As you know, a draft resolution has been put in blue and it will be put to a vote tomorrow morning after the debate on Ukraine

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Q : Do you expect an unanimous adoption ?

We hope so.

Q : The draft resolution does not talk about accountability or doesn’t even talk about who is responsible for the use of this chlorine gas. In your national capacity, do you think the Security Council should move forward on that and should talk about responsibility and accountability ?

In my national capacity, regarding this critical issue of the use of chlorine in Syria, there are clear and abundant evidence that point to the responsibility of the Syrian authorities. We all know, and it was clearly reported by the OPCW experts, that during the attacks the presence of helicopters was witnessed. And as we know, only the Syrian government has helicopters, so the conclusion in our view, is crystal clear.

Q : On African Union cooperation, I saw Mr Zerihoun was there. What did he brief the Council about ?

We also had a good briefing on the partnership between the African Union and the United Nations. It was a timely briefing, a few days before the members of the Security Council go to Africa, and to Addis Ababa in particular, where we will have this important meeting with the AU. The goal is precisely to enhance the partnership between the two organizations, the United Nations and the African Union.
So, you are right to point out the fact that this briefing could not come at a better time for us, before our visit to Africa.

Q : Is tomorrow’s draft resolution on chlorine in Syria under Chapter VII of the Charter ?

The resolution says that in case of non-compliance, the Council decides that measures will be imposed under Chapter VII. Thank you.

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