SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) – By their strikes against Syria, Washington, London and Paris proved that they had no respect for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
France, the United States and the United Kingdom have declared war on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russian Permanent Representative to the Organization Alexander Shulgin said on Saturday.
By their strikes against Syria, these three countries have shown that they “do not care much about the OPCW and have shown that they have no respect for the Technical Secretariat in the person of the Director General of the OPCW – Ahmet Üzümcü,” he said.
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“These events have highlighted that the war against the OPCW – not a propaganda war, but a real war – is being waged not by Russia, but by the United States, France and the United Kingdom.”
An ever increasing number of OPCW members are seeing “the indecent behavior” of these three countries, said Alexandre Choulguine.
These countries “are not able to provide any serious evidence” to deny the statements of witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Duma, who came to The Hague on April 26, and do everything to “avoid take responsibility for their criminal actions,” he said.
Earlier, Western countries had accused Damascus of launching a chemical attack on the city of Duma in eastern Ghouta before brandishing the threat of strikes on the country. Moscow, for its part, denied the reports of the dropping of a chlorine bomb by the Syrian army in Duma.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces are intended to justify foreign strikes against Syria. For its part, the Russian Joint Staff had since March 13 warned against a provocation staging a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta.
On the night of 13 to 14 April, the United States, France and the United Kingdom carried out missile strikes against Syrian sites used by them for the production of chemical weapons.