Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Inspectors' visit to suspected Syria gas attack site delayed

The suspected chemical attack in Douma was met with air strikes by the US France and the UK The suspected chemical attack in Douma was met with air strikes by the US France and the UK
Kenny Thornton | 21 April, 2018, 07:11

Russian Federation has also released what it says are images of "terrorist" chemical weapons facilities in areas surrounding Douma, and has labelled both suspected attacks part of a "Anglo-Saxon" conspiracy against Russian Federation and its allies.

The recent US -led strikes were launched in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Douma earlier this month.

The United States has reliable information that Russian Federation and Syria were trying "to carry out sanitization of the" places of alleged use of chemical weapons in the Duma, at the same time trying to delay the inspectors from the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to the crime scene.

"In Syria, a unsafe pattern of behaviour has developed in which chemical weapons. are being used by the Assad regime against its own people in the most abhorrent way imaginable".

The visit has been put on hold and the United Nations says the security team must return to check out security measures before the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons can go to Douma. Syrian and Russian officials are citing safety issues as problems in the area.

As inspectors continue to demand access to Douma, the likelihood that they will be able to detect chemical traces is diminishing by the day, according to experts.

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Further stoking tensions was the purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7.

Remnants of a nerve agent also would be increasingly hard to find, he said, although they could be detectable in the samples of living victims or exhumed bodies.

"We no longer have such moral obligations", Mr Lavrov said. "There is no evidence".

Syria has denied ever conducting any such attack.

"We are very much aware of the delay that the regime imposed on that delegation but we are also very much aware of how they have operated in the past and seal what they have done using chemical weapons", Mattis said before the start of a meeting with his counterpart from Qatar. An RT Arabic crew visited the hospital seen in the alleged chemical attack video.

"It was a message from the people", said the official. Ghanem Tayara, director of the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, a relief organization that operated in the area, said that the doctors had been interrogated one by one and efforts made to ensure they had not hidden any biomedical samples. "Their phones have been checked for any messages suggesting that there was a chemical attack, and even their families have been interrogated", he said.

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