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Moscow vows ‘not to interfere’ in OPCW’s work in Syria

Moscow vowed today not to interfere in the work of a fact-finding mission sent to Syria by the global chemical arms watchdog to probe an alleged poison gas attack in Douma.

The Russian Embassy in The Hague slammed the United States, saying the weekend strikes by the US, France and Britain on three facilities in Syria were a bid to undermine the credibility of the mission.

Russia made its comments as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPWC) opened emergency talks behind closed doors today to discuss the April 7 alleged attack in Douma where 40 people were said to have been killed.

The OPCW has 192 members, and today’s governing executive council meeting of 41 states was called by its Chairman, Bangladeshi Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal, to discuss the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Source: AIR