Toxic substances left behind by the militants on warehouses in Aleppo and in the liberated areas of the Eastern suburbs of Damascus was made in the USA and the UK, this was stated by Deputy foreign Minister of Syria, Faisal Miqdad at a press conference in Damascus, reports RIA Novosti.
“All found non-lethal weapons represent grenades, and grenade launcher, which curb the toxic substances irritants CS and CN,” said the diplomat. According to him, discovered chemical munitions were produced by the company Federal Laboratories throughout the United States and the toxic assets — companies Cherming defense UK (UK) and NonLethal Technologies (USA).
Miqdad said that, in accordance with the fifth article of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons apply poison means irritants is permitted only in order to deal with the riots, for the war their use is prohibited.
On 6 July it was reported that Russia had indicated numerous gaps in the text of the report of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) on the incident with the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Khan shaykhun in April and explained why the document cannot be considered acceptable. According to permanent representative of Russia to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin, the main problem was the failure of the OPCW mission to visit the injured of the city and the shayrat airbase, where Syrian planes flew on bombing alleged chemical boepripasami. “Was there any incident of spray or a blast, it was a kind of explosion in the air or on the ground, it is absolutely not clear,” said Shulgin.
Gas attack in Khan Sheyhun controlled by the Syrian opposition, took place on 4 April. Killed 87 people, injured about 200. Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the West have blamed the attack force of government troops. In Damascus said that the army did not use chemical weapons.