Lavrov has demanded urgently to send experts to the OPCW in Idlib
Moscow. April 15. INTERFAX.RU Moscow considers it necessary to urgently send experts of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to Syria to investigate the incident with chemical weapons in Idlib, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at press conference following talks with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed al-Thani.
“We shared with our Qatari colleagues and the Russian assessment of the situation, how it was discussed during the visit of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and the foreign Ministers of Syria and Iran,” — said the Russian Minister.
Consider it absolutely necessary as soon as possible an unbiased and impartial investigation in the framework of the OPCW will continue at the UN in new York to insist on the investigation of incidentally Lavrovgave the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
April 4 in the Syrian city of Khan shaykhun (Idlib) there was a chemical attack, which killed nearly 100 people. Most Western countries and the Syrian opposition blamed it on the Syrian government. In Damascus, the accusations, assuring that never used chemical weapons on its territory.
Earlier, Damascus has repeatedly accused of using chemical weapons. However, in 2014, the staff of the OPCW said that Syria had been removed 100% declared by Damascus of chemical weapons stockpiles.
Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, which entered into force in 1997, includes a ban on the production and use of chemical weapons and the destruction of all its stocks. Syria acceded to the Convention on 14 October 2013.