Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani rejected the notion that countries can ensure their security by amassing weapons, citing the fate of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime as an example of how baseless the notion is.
Iran’s permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) called on the member states to avoid politicizing the dossier on chemical weapons in Syria and help improve the critical situation in the Arab country instead.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says a newly-agreed truce in Ukraine does not look "too good," emphasizing that the withdrawal of heavy weapons has not taken place as cited in the agreement.
Yemen’s new Prime Minister Abdulaziz bin Habtoor has accused Britain of war crimes over its arms sale to Saudi Arabia. According to the prime minister, the British have sold cluster bombs to the Saudi kingdom to drop on the Yemeni people in Sana’a, Sa’ada and other provinces. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have reported the use of illegal Western-made cluster bombs by the Saudis in Yemen.