Chemical weapons: Violators in Qatar warned of stern action


Speaking to reporters, Al Nasif said the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling retention and transfer of chemical weapons without the permission of the national committee would attract strict action.



The industries and factories have been under the strict monitoring the committee ever since it was set up in 2004. And it is mandatory for the stakeholders to get a prior consent from the national committee for the importing, exporting production and transferring of chemical weapons, he said. Al Nasif said the national committee had launched a series of awareness campaigns and workshops to the stakeholders highlighting the need for strictly complying to the directives of the government.



Various ministries, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Municipal and Agricultural Affairs (MMAA) and the agencies like National Health Authority (NHA) and Supreme Council for Natural Reserves and Environment (SCNRE) were actively involved in the awareness campaign, he said.



Al Nasif said that a recent inspection by the international agency have proved that Qatar was strictly adhering to the international directives. The national committee had trained a local team to assist the international panel in their task, he added.


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