Contents tagged with OPCW

  • Chemical weapons watchdog: Chlorine used in attack on Syrian town of Saraqeb in February

    The mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that on February 4 chemical weapons, probably chlorine, were used near ​​the city of Saraqeb in the Syrian province of Idlib.

    The OPCW report, released on May 16, states that “chlorine was released from cylinders by mechanical impact in the Al-Talil neighbourhood of Saraqeb."

    The experts studied two cylinders, which used to contain the chemicals, and also analyzed the samples taken in the area of ​​the …

  • UK and France refuse to attend Russian-initiated briefing at OPCW

    The Permanent Representative of Great Britain to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Peter Wilson said that the briefing initiated by Russia at the OPCW headquarters in The Hague on Thursday, April 26 was a “stunt.” The Russians claim that the event, which was attended by several residents of the Syrian city of the Douma, proves the absence of any chemical attacks in the vicinity of the city.

    The United Kingdom and its allies declined to attend this briefing. The …

  • France accuses Russia of making false statements about the chemical attack in Syria

    Russia is spreading contradictory statements on the chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, said the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs in a statement published on the Ministry's website. These statements contradict the facts gathered by Paris, French diplomats stated.

    French officials stated that the experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) still do not have access to the place where the chemical attack took place. According to the French Foreign …