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Russia asks OPCW why Swiss experts’ conclusions on Salisbury case omitted — Lavrov

April 14, 2018, 21:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW

An independent analysis of the chemical used in the Salisbury incident has uncovered traces of the chemical weapons that were in operational service in US and the UK, Lavrov pointed out

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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. Russia has submitted a question to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) asking why results of the analysis, pertaining to the Skripal poisoning, carried out by Swiss experts at the Spiez laboratory were not included in the final report, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday at an annual Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

"The clinical picture fits in better with the use of BZ chemical. None of those factors, to say nothing of BZ, were mentioned in the report that OPCW experts had presented to the Executive Council," Lavrov said.

"In this connection, we are asking the OPCW a question: Why was the information that would reflect conclusions of the experts from the laboratory in the city of Spiez omitted in the final report?".

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