Foreign Minister: US, France and Britain oppose attempts to understand what happened in Idlib


May 25. /TASS/. Representatives of the United States, France and Britain fiercely oppose attempts to figure out who is really behind the possible use of sarin on April 4 the current year in the Syrian province of Idlib. This is stated in comments released by the foreign Ministry.

As reminded in the Ministry, 23 may the UN security Council held its regular discussion of the situation with the so-called Syrian “chemical dossier”.

“It reaffirmed that “whistleblowers” Damascus is not interested in the truth in the most important question, who is really behind the possible use of sarin on April 4 of this year in the Syrian province of Idlib, – stressed in the Russian dipvedomstva. – Representatives of the United States, Britain and France desperately oppose attempts to understand how flimsy “in absentia” rendered their verdict on supposedly indisputable guilt of the government of Bashar al-Assad in the chemical attack in the village of Khan shaykhun”.

The Ministry also stressed that the OPCW’s mission does not show activity on establishment of the facts of use of chemical weapons, postponing a trip to the Syrian city of Khan shaykhun. “Unfortunately, does not show in the plan of activity the Mission of the OPCW to establish the facts of chemical weapons (MOFS), from time to time postponing a trip to Khan shaykhun, citing adverse conditions in the sphere of security,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.

In this regard, the foreign Ministry said that evading a full investigation calls into question the viability of the mechanism of the OPCW-UN and his existence. “After almost two months since highincidence no one seems in a hurry to go in Khan Shaykhun (the Syrian province of Idlib) to verify all the circumstances such a high profile case, said the Ministry. – Moreover, the Westerners rule out even the possibility of visiting the base Shirt, where according to their own statements, allegedly was kept used in Khan Sheyhun sarin”.

“Unfortunately, does not show in the plan of activity the Mission of the OPCW to establish the facts of chemical weapons (MOFS), from time to time postponing a trip to Khan shaykhun, citing unfavourable conditions in the field of security, – said the Russian foreign Ministry. – And the leadership of the Joint OPCW-UN to investigate cases of chemical weapons use in Syria (CMP) still has in mind to develop a plan of investigative actions, which will determine which places to visit, whom to interview and what documents to request”.

“We demand from the leadership of the CAW and the Technical Secretariat of OPCW to take immediate action to remedy the situation, immediately sent to Khan shaykhun and Shirt your specialists, – said the Russian dipvedomstva. Further evading a full investigation would call into question the capacity of the SMR and MOPS and, accordingly, the appropriateness of their continued existence”.

The incident in town of Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib where the allegedly chemical weapons were used, took place on 4 April. According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, Syrian aircraft bombed militants of the shop, where they produced toxic chemicals. In Washington, however, has accused Damascus of conducting himataki, and then on the night of April 7, the U.S. Navy launched a missile attack on a Syrian military airfield Sarat in the province of HOMS.

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