UN Experts Complete Investigation of Suspected Chemical Weapons in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, Technical team of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has completed their investigation on suspected chemical weapons in three provinces of Cambodia.

According to Secretary General of Cambodia's National Authority for Chemical Weapons Gen. Son Chey, the United Nations' technical team of four has left Cambodia to Holland where they will examine the sampled remains of the suspected chemical weapons collected from Svay Rieng, Tboung Khmum and Mondulkiri.

The team, he added, will submit their experiment result to the Royal Government of Cambodia once it is done.

Cambodia authorities identified weapons suspected to carry chemical substance left behind by the United States during the Vietnam War between 1960s and 1970s.

Driven by the local fear of the effects of the weapons, the government in October appealed to OPCW who then sent four technical expert to Cambodia on Dec. 10 for an investigation.

There are 29 sites of suspected chemical weapons found in Svay Rieng, two in Tboung Khmum, and ten in Mondulkiri.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press