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Syria's Assad: OPCW faked a report on attack near Damascus

Syria's Assad: OPCW faked a report on attack near DamascusAssad’s comments to Italy’s Rai News 24 came after the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons expressed confidence in the report into the deadly attack in Syria. OPCW’s chief Fernando Arias supported the report issued in March by a fact-finding mission from the watchdog that found “reasonable grounds” that chlorine was used in a deadly attack on the eastern Damascus suburb of Douma.



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Russia slammed for 'stunt' bringing Douma residents to OPCW

Russia slammed for 'stunt' bringing Douma residents to OPCWRussia came under fire Thursday accused of organising an “obscene masquerade” by bringing a group of Syrians to the OPCW to back claims that there was no chemical attack on Douma. The group, including a young boy named Hassan Diab, testified to members of the global chemical arms watchdog in The Hague that the April 7 incident in the town had been staged. Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are currently in Syria to probe the alleged chlorine or sarin gas attack on Douma.



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Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals

Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on SkripalsRussia’s Foreign Minister on Friday accused his British counterpart of distorting the findings of the world chemical watchdog’s investigation into a spy poisoning the UK blames on Moscow. “Already politicians like Boris Johnson are once again trying to distort the truth and announce that the OPCW statement supports Britain’s conclusions without exception,” Sergei Lavrov said. “I will underline that the OPCW confirmed only the contents of the chemical substance,” he said.



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