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According to the Russian diplomat, by delivering a missile strike on Syria these three nations have demonstrated that "they have no regard to the OPCW and are utterly disrespectful to its technical secretariat in the person of OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu." "In this light, it becomes obvious that it ... UK France war
On Wednesday, OPCW inspectors made a second visit to the town of Douma, collecting samples from a new location that will be sent to designated labs for analysis. The suspected poison gas attack has sparked an ongoing clash of narratives between the West and the governments of Syria and its key ... chemical

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Ruth, just briefly - where is the OPCW investigation at right now? They gained access to Douma. What did they find? SHERLOCK: That's right. They went in on Saturday. But now, you know, it's a full two weeks after the attack happened. They've had some problems accessing the site ... chemical
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago. The Organization for the Prohibition ... chemical
... French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. Experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Damascus last weekend to examine the site of the suspected attack in nearby Douma, which killed dozens of people and led to U.S.-led missile strikes. chemical
BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago. chemical

The organization says the samples it has collected will be analyzed at OPCW-designated laboratories and the team will draft a report based on the findings, "as well other information and materials collected by the team." The OPCW mission aims to establish whether chemical weapons were used, but is not ... chemical
International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items.
Inspectors from the global chemical arms watchdog Saturday took samples in the Syrian town of Douma after an alleged poison gas attack, the body said. A fact-finding mission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited Douma "today to collect samples for analysis in ...
The Hague-based OPCW has 192 members, including the United States, Russia and Syria, covering about 98 percent of the world's population. The small band of non-members includes Israel and North Korea. The OPCW oversees and verifies the destruction of existing chemical weapon stockpiles, works ...
It remained unclear Wednesday -- 11 days after the alleged attack -- when the team of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) might reach the Damascus suburb of Douma, where the U.S. and allied nations say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Russian ... Chemical
In a weekend claim widely picked up on social media, the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that a Swiss laboratory used by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had discovered traces in the sample of the nerve agent BZ and its precursors. The nerve agent is possessed by ... Chemical
The arrival of the delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) came as the Syrian military announced that it had "purified" the region of eastern Ghouta, of which Douma is a part, after a two-month campaign that killed nearly 2,000 civilians, following years of siege. Chemical
The findings by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be a major relief to the UK, which has said novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by Russia, was used in the attack. The executive summary released by the OPCW does not mention novichok by name, but states: “The ... Chemical
Former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent thought to have been ordered by Moscow more than a month ago, leaving the pair seriously ill in hospital. The Foreign Office said it had asked the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ... Chemical
MOSOW, April 11. /TASS/. The Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has stated its readiness to send experts to Syria at the end of the week, Russia's OPCW Envoy Alexander Shulgin said in a live broadcast of Rossiya 1 TV Channel on Wednesday. Chemical
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will convene for a special session devoted to the alleged chemical weapons use in Syria on ... The meeting is planned to be held in the OPCW headquarters in The Hague, the note said. Chemical

The OPCW, in its statement, said its technical Secretariat has asked the Syrian government to make the necessary arrangements for the deployment of a fact-finding mission. The group is the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997, which has been signed by 192 member states. Chemical
"Since the first reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic, were issued, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been gathering information from all available sources and analyzing it. At the same time, OPCW's Director-General, Ambassador ... Chemical
BEIRUT – The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it was sending a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected chemical gas attack took place over the weekend, following a request from the Syrian government and its Russian backers that appeared to be aimed at ... Chemical
Syrian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari voiced Damascus' readiness to provide unlimited assistance to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission coming to the city of Douma in order to investigate into an alleged chemical attack. “My country ... Chemical
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it has begun a preliminary analysis of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. The Hague-based watchdog issued a statement on Monday, expressing grave concern over a reported attack in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus. Syrian civil ... Chemical
Russia's proposal for a new, joint investigation into the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in England has been voted down at the international chemical weapons watchdog at The Hague. Russia has accused Britain of blocking access to an investigation being carried out by the Organization for ... Moscow
Naryshkin's comments come as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the world's chemical weapons watchdog, holds a meeting at Russia's request to discuss Britain's allegations that Moscow was behind the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter with a ... Moscow
At the closed-door meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Committee in The Hague, convened at the request of Moscow, Russia insisted it was ready to cooperate. "We consider this is necessary to ensure that this problem is solved within the (international) ... Moscow
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has identified dozens of incidents of chemical weapons used in Syria, but its mandate does not allow it to determine who carried out the attack. After the OPCW said that sarin had been used in the militant-held town of Khan Sheikhun in ... Moscow
GENEVA, February 28. /TASS/. Russia is against any new initiatives proposed as substitutes for the functions of the UN Security Council and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Wednesday. Moscow
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that sarin nerve gas was used in Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, last April in an incident that killed more than 80 people. UN investigators ... The OPCW is investigating those attacks, Reuters news agency reports, citing diplomatic sources. Moscow
The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) opened an investigation on Sunday into reports of the repeated use of chlorine ... Among the attacks the OPCW's fact-finding team will examine is one on Sunday which local health authorities said killed a child and caused ... Moscow
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will examine attacks including one on Sunday which health authorities said killed a child and caused symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas, the sources said. Political leaders in France, the United States and United Kingdom ... Moscow
THE HAGUE, February 27. /TASS/. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) continues to study all credible statements concerning the possible use of poisonous substances in Syria, the organization said in a statement in response to a request from TASS to comment on media ... Moscow
"All chemical munitions and materials that Syria used to keep were handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and then destroyed on board ships in Western countries," he said at a news conference in Damascus. The diplomat refuted allegations by the US and some ... Moscow
The accusations "continue to be of grave concern," the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said. A fact-finding ... The OPCW's fact-finding mission was set up in April 2014, and its reports were sent to a joint UN and OPCW panel, known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM). Moscow
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- A fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) continues to look into all allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and will submit a report soon, said a UN official on Monday. The majority of the allegations involve ... Moscow
The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday that United Nations security officials entered the town on Tuesday to survey the area where its fact-finding mission was supposed to probe allegations of a chemical weapons attack carried out by government forces on April ... Moscow
Alireza Jahangiri, the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed the 59th Meeting of the Executive Council the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague on Wednesday and condemned how the international regulations against the use of ... Moscow
Representatives of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have arrived in Damascus, where they will conduct a so-called 'fact-finding mission' into the chemical attack in Douma on April 7. The OPCW will try "to establish facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals, ... Moscow
Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were seeking on Tuesday to enter Douma, a suburb of Damascus, where the United States and Western allies say the Syrian government dropped chemical weapons. Syria and its main backers, Iran and Russia, say claims of ... Moscow
In this seven-year period there have been over a thousand documented uses of chemical weapons, and the UN's inspectors, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), have been called to investigate some attacks. However Russia, Syria's key ally, has vetoed their activities 10 ... Moscow
During the talks, the U.S. side called the Russian draft resolution "defective" and insisted the UN Joint Investigative Mechanism and OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) resumed work on the investigation into the chemical attacks, continuing to blame Moscow for having "killed" it. Moscow
An Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission (FFM) is currently investigating recent allegations about the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. The FFM's mandate is “to establish facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals … for ... Moscow
U.N. disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu told the council that the OPCW is continuing to follow up on the remaining "gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies" in Syria's declaration to the chemical weapons watchdog about its chemical weapons program. She said OPCW experts are also looking into ... Moscow
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has concluded that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the most lethal chemical attack in Syria's eight-year-long civil war, Reuters reported on Tuesday. On Aug. 21, 2013, hundreds of ... Moscow
DEN HAAG, KRJOGJA.com - Indonesia memimpin pertemuan pertama Komite Persiapan (Open-Ended Working Group for the Preparations/PrepCom) untuk 4th Review Conference Tahun 2018, yang berlangsung di gedung Organisasi Pelarangan Senjata Kimia (Organization for the Prohibition of ... Moscow
We pledge our unequivocal support to the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. We also reaffirm the importance of full respect for the 1925 Geneva Protocol for ... Moscow
Russia is trying to organize a visit by experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to Syria, where they can examine chemical ... According to the Russian diplomat, the Syrian government invited OPCW investigators to districts liberated from militants, where abandoned ... Moscow
"From the very beginning the Syrian authorities have many times invited experts of the OPCW [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] Fact-Finding Mission in Syria and the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism to visit Khan Sheikhoun [subjected to a chemical incident] and the Shairat ... Moscow
The White House has been among those to congratulate Libya on the complete destruction of Qaddafi-era chemical weapons and their precursors following a ceremony to mark the occasion yesterday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) verified the complete destruction of ... Moscow
BRUSSELS, Jan 11 (KUNA) -- The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu, applauded ... The OPCW's Executive Council on 20 July 2016 adopted a decision calling for necessary international assistance in response to the Libyan ... Moscow
Germany has also declared its willingness to aid the OPCW in its quest to destroy Syrian chemical weapons. The OPCW administers the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which forbids the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. The OPCW was awarded the ... Moscow


 

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