U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a telephone conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that he supports the current mechanism of investigation of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW). On Saturday, April 22, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the state Department.
“The Secretary and foreign Minister also discussed a number of issues, including the investigation of the OPCW chemical attack on 4 April. The Secretary emphasized that he supports the current mechanism of investigation of the OPCW”, — said in a statement.
On 20 April it was reported that the organization by a majority vote (21 in favor, six against and 13 abstentions) rejected the proposal of Russia and Iran to investigate the incident in the Syrian province of Idlib.
April 4, the Syrian opposition said about the alleged use loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of chemical weapons in the town of Khan Shaykhun , resulting in 87 people were killed and more than 200 injured. Damascus his involvement in the incident denies.