The US representative attributed this to the fact that Syria uses the role of the Chairman in this body to “normalize” mode
USA has announced that they will boycott the meeting of the Conference on disarmament on Tuesday due to fears that Syria will take advantage of the chairmanship of this body for the “normalization” regime.
“In connection with the attempted last week to repeated attempts by Syria to use its presidency of the Conference on disarmament for the normalization regime and its unacceptable and dangerous behavior, we will not participate in today’s session,” said the US representative at the conference, Robert wood.
Last week, the chairmanship went to Syria for a period of four weeks.
In accordance with longstanding practice, the 65 member States of the conference to preside in that body in turn, in the alphabetical order of their countries writing in English.