Russia has submitted to the OPCW a proposal for additional inspectors in Idlib

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MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Russia has submitted for discussion at the meeting of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) proposal on the allocation of additional inspectors to investigate the incident in Khan Sheyhun. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“We are very concerned about the desire of foreign partners in the UN security Council in every possible way to evade an honest investigation of this episode. Today in the Hague, sits in the extraordinary plan of the OPCW Executive Council, there made our proposal about the formation of such delegation, the organization with the involvement of additional inspectors,” – said the Minister.

The US is not ready

The Russian foreign Minister added that the initiative to establish such an extended group to investigate reports about the possible use of chemical weapons was put forward by Russia during a visit to Moscow by U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson on April 11-12.