Russia calls on OPCW to return its work to the non-politicized professional track

Moscow, SANA- Russia hoped that admitting to making manipulations in regards to allegations about the use of chemical weapons in Douma city in Eastern Ghouta in April 2018 would enable a clarification in the truth and returning the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW) to the non-politicized technical professional track as stipulated in the Chemical Weapons’ Convention.

Deputy Director of the Press and Information Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexei Zaitsev said during a press conference in Moscow that the weekly “the Nation”, which is one of the oldest American newspapers, published an article on July 24th, in which it reviewed in details all the manipulations adopted when preparing the report of the special mission of OPCW regarding allegations about using chemical weapons in Douma.

Zaitsev added that although those facts are widely known, but they appeared for the first time on the pages of this western newspaper.

The British Daily Mail newspaper revealed in November of last year that a leaked email had clarified that OPCW tampered with a report on an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Damascus countryside in April 2018 to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of the incident and justify the US-British-French aggression on Syria at the time.

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