Mission fact-finding Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) will take two to three weeks to work on the investigation of alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun. About it as transfers TASS, said on Thursday, April 13, the Director General of the organization Ahmet üzümcü to the Executive Council.
Üzümcü urged States parties of the OPCW “shall promptly share any with the case information and allow the Mission to establish the facts two to three weeks for the completion of their work.”
“Our experts fully understand the importance of the task before them, and I’m sure they will do it professionally and impartially using all available technical opportunities”, — said the head of the OPCW.
Wednesday, April 12, Syrian authorities declared that are ready to provide the experts of the OPCW access to the base Shirt, to confirm or deny information about the presence of sarin.
On the same day at a meeting of the UN security Council, Russia has used its veto power and blocked a draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria proposed by the United States, Britain and France.
April 4, the Syrian opposition said that loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in Idlib province. As a result, according to Reuters, 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus his involvement in the incident was rejected. On the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to launch a missile attack on the airfield shirt used by Syrian government aircraft. Were fired 58 cruise missiles. According to Washington, from this base, the Syrian air force chemical weapons were allegedly used.