Russia has reserved the right to take any measures to investigate use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun. In addition, the Russian side will check the approval of the US on using air base Shirt for air strikes using chemical weapons.
Russia has reserved the right to take any measures to investigate use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun. This, speaking at a meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW, said the Russian permanent representative at the organization of Alexander Shulgin.
«The Russian side is committed to the goals and objectives of the CWC, reserves the right, acting strictly within the framework of the Convention, to take any action it deems appropriate in order to shed light on the incident in Khan Sheyhun and verify the claims of the American side about the alleged use of the air base Shirt for drawing out air strikes using chembarisov», — he said.
The diplomat thanked for the support of the Russian-Iranian initiatives by the delegation of Algeria, China, Sudan and South Africa. Shulgin also expressed disappointment in connection with the rejection of the document by Western countries.
«The fact that the delegations of some countries, especially from Western groups, strongly deviate from the proposed us and the Iranians of the decision suggests that they are not really interested in establishing the truth,» he said.
The permanent representative of Russia called the actions of Western countries «irresponsible maneuvers», which, according to him, it went from thoughtful attention of delegations to the OPCW. As evidence, the diplomat said many countries which abstained from voting.
«I am glad that many of the delegations begin to seriously analyze the situation. I think that this is a guarantee that the imposition of politicized, selfish, selfish approaches will eventually posed a barrier,» said Shulgin.
The OPCW Executive Council on Thursday rejected the proposal of Russia and Iran to investigate the incident in Khan Sheyhun. Moscow and Tehran have insisted on holding it directly on the scene, and on the base Shirt, where, according to the US, flew out striking the group.
The result of himataki in Idlib province April 4, affected about 100 people. In response, the U.S. military struck with missiles «Tomahawk» on the Syrian base Shirt. The attack killed five soldiers, nine civilians, injuring 13 women and children.
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