The Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has rejected Moscow’s request on holding a briefing with experts on the April 2018 events in Syria’s Douma, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Monday.
According to Lavrov, some people among the group of the OPCW’s Western experts wrote the truth about what has happened in Douma. “For example, no one dropped the canisters of chlorine from the air, they were brought to a house and put on the bed.”
“The Technical Secretariat’s leadership is trying to sweep this evident fact under the carpet,” Lavrov stressed. “They are rejecting our request on holding the briefing with the participation of all experts, who investigated this incident in eastern Douma in April 2018.”
Meanwhile, Lavrov stressed that the West won’t be able to cover up all traces related to the events in Douma. “After realizing that this was a staged story, they decided not to wait until the experts’ visit and bomb the facilities on the Syrian territory,” the minister said.
“And now they want just to distance themselves from any discussion on the evidence that has emerged,” they added.