the chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma in the spring of 2018 was staged. This statement was made by former inspector General of the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons Ian Henderson. He spoke at an informal meeting of the UN security Council. According to him, the final report was completely distorted.
At the informal meeting of the UN Security Council, he spoke by video link. Former inspector General of the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons Ian Henderson to come to the meeting could not because of problems with the American visa. But even a video of his statement is loud, clear and unequivocal: chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma in the spring of 2018 was staged!
According to Henderson, final report of the group of experts was distorted, and the findings speak in favor of the version of Russia and Syria, for some reason was not included in the final publication.
“the Facts in the final report were contradictory, they were completely the opposite of what came the group of experts during our work. We had serious doubts that the chemical attack really happened. I did not leave the study of this topic and another six months was engaged in the engineering and ballistic research. They further confirmed the view that the Duma was not a chemical attack”,” — said Ian Henderson, former inspector General of the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons.
the Concern expressed by Russia’s permanent representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin. He said that the situation in the organization is deadlocked, and there are also new questions to the work of the OPCW mission in Syria.
“You know, for a long time in the OPCW, it became clear that the methods of this mission need to align with the requirements of the Convention: to go sure on use of chemical weapons on their own to collect samples and evidence, strictly observe the rules of the chain of preservation of the material obtained. But the trouble is that these common sense logical considerations are hampered by the categorical rejection on the part Western countries led by the USA,” said Alexander Shulgin, a permanent representative of Russia to the OPCW.
Shulgin noted that any comments to the work of the OPCW, the American side as the British, immediately calls “libel.” In confirmation of his words made the UK’s permanent representative to the UN Karen pierce. She criticized Moscow’s stance and said that “the Russian began to interpret the facts established by the independent organization”. The Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vasily nebesa in response compared the situation around the report of the OPCW with the fate of the character of English literature of Humpty Dumpty.
“Character Humpty Dumpty, as you know, was sitting on the wall, and when he fell, all the king’s men couldn’t lift it. That’s exactly what happened with the report of the special mission of the OPCW. Initially, the report was one, then there was “turbulence”, and now we have a completely different report. This is the reason for our discussion,” explained Vasily Nebenzia, Russian permanent representative to the United Nations.
In the end, the issue received a great response, said the sebenza. Were made by the representatives of more than 25 delegations discussed the known and new facts in the episode in the Duma. The Russian side called on all the experts of the OPCW mission briefing, to finally dot the “I” in this issue. And to do so according to the rules and standards of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in recent times are not always respected.