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Russian Foreign Ministry questions OPCW report on chemical weapons attack in Syria

This report could serve as an overture for allegations by the OPCW of chemical weapons use in Douma

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A report recently emanated from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which is widely reported as confirming that both sarin and chlorine were utilized in an attack in the Hama province of Syria in March of 2017, prompting a military strike authorized by US President Donald J. Trump.

The report describes its level of certainty about the use of these chemical agents as ‘very likely’, in much the same way that certainty was assured by Western leaders relative to the alleged use of the nerve agent novichok in Salisbury, UK against two Russian citizens, an ex spy and his daughter, which prompted the expulsions of many Russian diplomats from numerous nations throughout the West and in allied nations.

The report was issued well over a year after the alleged attack occurred, prompting many questions. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova expresses these concerns in the following statement, reported by the Russian News Agency TASS:

MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. A report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Hama province on March 24-25, 2017 fails to meet information gathering and analysis criteria and raises questions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

“It becomes obvious already after the first reading of the report that the methods of the [OPCW] mission’s work are still far from the requirements for gathering and analyzing information on the alleged use of chemical agents that are set forth in the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the OPCW regulatory documents,” the Russian diplomat noted.

“It is also questionable why the report was released more than a year after the chemical attacks were registered and what value the analysis of the probes generally has after the elapse of such a lengthy period,” Zakharova noted.

Moreover, “all this [the OPCW report] appeared intentionally for the agenda of a special session of the Conference of the Convention’s member states being convened already the other day by a group of Western states and scheduled to take place in The Hague on June 26-28,” the Russian diplomat said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman did not rule out that another report might appear closer to this date on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7 this year.

“It won’t come as any surprise, if on the eve of the conference the corresponding report appears on the chemical incident in Douma contrary to the reliable information received by the Russian military specialists on the staged nature of the incident,” Zakharova pointed out.

The OPCW press office reported on June 13 that its fact-finding mission probing the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria confirmed in a new report that “sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon in the south of Ltamenah, Syrian Arab Republic, on 24 March 2017.”

The fact-finding mission also concluded that chlorine was very likely used as a chemical weapon during the shelling of Ltamenah Hospital and the surrounding area on March 25, 2017.

With several Western nations calling for a convention to be held near the close of the month, it is therefore likely that a report on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma will surface. Given that the convention is called by its Western members, and based on the terminology of this recent report, which appears to accord with the script followed by Western nations who engaged in hostile action in Syria, together with diplomatic expulsions and participation in implementing sanctions against both Syria and Russia, it could be ‘very likely’ that any report which comes to light around this occasion may follow a similar such script, seemingly justifying possible hostile ‘reactions’ from the West against both the Syrian regime under Bashar al-Assad and the Russian government which is providing it with military and diplomatic support. Such ‘reactions’ could entail further sanctions and/or military action in Syria, as Assad seeks to further cleanse southern Syria of terrorist combatants.

 

 

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It would seem that the OPCW has been knobbled by the West. Much as the UN has. Frankly I do not believe them & I seriously believe many will also feel the same way. Shame on them. Can’t trust in them anymore.

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If there has been no chain of custody, then no chemical weapons report can be 100% valid.

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OPCW knows full well the Chlorine cannisters comes from Saudi Arabia from USA to the City of London Militia and the USA Guards of the Oil about to be stolen. OPCW is well aware of the “false flags ops” as well.

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The answer to such blatant lies and misrepresentation of the facts is of course ,S-300s abundantly placed on Syrian soil . Syrian infrastructure will get re-built regardless .The whining of the Western prostitutes is to no avail as the world re-aligns along peace building and fair trade relationships .

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It appears the OPCW have plagiarised Teresa May’s script – “very likely” what’s next?, “in all probability” I guess!.

Cheryl Brandon
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According to reconnaissance data, the human “safari” is organized by a
30th brigade unit located in Mariinka and a 93rd brigade unit stationed
on Dokuchaevsk area. Profits of this
kind of “business” are being split not only between the local organizers
but also between brigade commanders and Joint Forces Operation
headquarters representatives. In early June 2018, 4 people having
substantial finances have arrived in the Mariinka region. They gave the
money to the Ukrainian military commanders in exchange for the ability
to kill civilians on the DPR territory.

http://eu.eot.su/…/new-business-of-ukrainian-punitive-forc…/

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yes, Highly likely .

Trish West
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Trish West

Wow… and they had the child who was supposedly poisoned at the UN Hearing proving that there was no attack. The OPCW is just another criminal organization.

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Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor’s tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.

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According to screenshots provided by an associate of Woods’, Twitter directed the actor to delete the post on the grounds that it contained “text and imagery that has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.

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