OPCW Has UN Authorization to Inspect Alleged Chemical Attack Site

StopFake.org - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:15

UN vehicles carrying Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrive at the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, Syria, 14 April 2018. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ fact-finding chemical weapons expert team arrived to Damascus to investigate last week’s alleged Syrian government chemical attack in the former rebel-held town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta. EPA-EFE/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Sergei Ryabkov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

“Everything rested on the absence of UN Secretariat security department approval for a visit by OPCW experts to the site of the events in Douma.”

Source: TASS


The UN has confirmed the OPCW has authorization to inspect the site.

On April 16, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told journalists that inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were unable to reach the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma because of a lack of coordination with the U.N. Secretariat’s security department. This was after the British delegation to the OPCW tweeted that Russian and Syrian authorities were denying access to the inspection team.

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