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Syrian authorities offer OPCW experts to meet with Douma incident witnesses

THE HAGUE, April 16. /TASS/. The Syrian authorities have offered experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to meet and personally communicate with 22 witnesses to the incident in Syria’s Duma, OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said in a statement at the 58th meeting of the OPCW Executive Council posted on the organization’s website.

"In the meantime, the Team [of experts] was offered by the Syrian authorities that they could interview 22 witnesses who could be brought to Damascus. I hope that all necessary arrangements will be made through the UNDSS [the United Nations Department of Safety and Security - TASS] to allow the team to deploy to Douma as soon as possible," he said.