Turkey says welcomed Iraq's signing of chemical ban treaty

Turkey signed the convention on January 14, 1993 and ratified it on May 12, 1997.

Turkey says welcomed Iraq's signing of chemical ban treaty
Turkey welcomed Iraq's ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) -- the treaty banning chemical weapons --, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

A statement by the Turkey's foreign ministry said that Iraq would be bound by the convention in 30 days, becoming the 186th nation to be a party to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.

"Turkey attaches a great importance to disarmament and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It joins international efforts on this matter. We are glad that our neighbor Iraq became a party to the CWC," it said.

Turkey signed the convention on January 14, 1993 and ratified it on May 12, 1997.


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