The Syrian foreign Ministry sent an official invitation of the OPCW mission to visit Damascus
TASS, April 10. The Syrian foreign Ministry sent an official invitation to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to visit the Eastern ghouta. This is stated in the statement of the official representative of the foreign Ministry in Damascus, which was distributed on Tuesday, the Agency Sana.
“The OPCW experts will be able to visit the Eastern ghouta, to check the validity of the notorious claims about the use of chemical weapons in the region near Damascus”, — the document says.
The foreign Ministry confirmed “the readiness of the Syrian authorities to cooperate fully with the OPCW mission”. “In Damascus I hope that the work of experts will be transparent and be based on truthful evidence,” — reads the statement.
With the statement that on April 7 in the city of Duma in Eastern ghouta chemical weapons were used, by a number of NGOs, including White helmets. The statement said that the bombardment of the city was used, in particular, bombs with chlorine killed dozens of people in hospital with symptoms of departure taken by local residents.
The Russian foreign Ministry this message is called information spreading. The Russian defense Ministry said that the White helmets are not a reliable source of news and spreading fabricated information. Representatives of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties held on 9 April, the survey of the Duma, but did not find traces of the use of chemical weapons. Earlier, Russian agencies have repeatedly warned about the impending in different regions of Syria, provocations and dramatizations use of chemical weapons by government forces.
Russia and Syria invited the OPCW experts to visit the city Duma, to investigate what happened there. However, as said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Moscow is ready to provide specialists with security guarantees, as the city is already liberated from the militants and monitored by government troops. However, the response to this initiative is not followed.