UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The resolution refers to a second category of substances under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction.
On July 20, the OPCW decided to support Libya in the attempt to develop a plan for the destruction of toxic agents. The UN Security Council resolution 2298 supported the OPCW's decision support.
The resolution was adopted against the backdrop of the fears that the chemical weapons might get in the hands of terrorists operating in Libya.
The draft resolution was proposed by the United Kingdom.
Libya joined the UN convention on eliminating chemical weapons in 2004.