The Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) may be completely paralyzed, if not put an end to attempts by Western countries to promote their selfish agenda, as stated in the commentary official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She noted that Western countries at the recent session of the Executive Council of the OPCW, promoted approval of the first report of the group for the investigation and identification of the events in the Syrian al-Latamne. In Moscow the findings of the report is considered doubtful, and the document "biased, politically biased, factually inaccurate, extremely weak from a professional point of view, technically inconclusive".
Russia and some member countries of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons believe that the conclusions of the report of the investigation and identification (SRV) of alleged chemical attacks in Syria to 2017 threaten to result in further division of the OPCW, said in a statement on the foreign Ministry website.
The OPCW on April 8 published a report on the investigation of chemical attacks in Syria to 2017. According to the findings of the investigation team, air strikes in the province of Hama, using shells with chlorine, and sarin was made by the Syrian air force. The Syrian foreign Ministry said that the report of the OPCW contains fake and fabricated conclusions, which aim at distorting the facts and the prosecution of the Syrian authorities. In Damascus stressed that the SAR troops never used chemical weapons.
The OPCW Executive Council by a vote decided on the issue of chemical weapons in Syria: the SAR is given 90 days to resolve related issues, said the press service of the organization.
"The Council expresses its deepest sympathy to the victims of use of chemical weapons and condemned the use of chemical weapons reported by the unit for the investigation and identification (GRI), which came to the conclusion, there is good reason to believe that Syria in March 2017 used chemical weapons in al-Latamne", - stated in the message of the organization.
The United States welcomes the requirement of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to Syria to report on perhaps the country toxic substances, said in a written statement of the state Department.
"Today's decision clearly States the measures to be taken by the government of Syria, including: report on the facilities which were developed, stored and from where they supplied the chemical weapons used in al-Latamne (in March 2017)