In the Russian mission to the UN surprised “shameless” quote Western media report SMR
New York (UN). 27 Oct. INTERFAX – Russia has begun a careful examination of common October 26 report of the Joint UN and OPCW to investigate chemical attacks in Syria (CMP), on the basis of investigation of the incident in Khan Sheyhun, reported “Interfax” in the permanent Representation to the UN.
“We confirm the fact of distribution on 26 October the UN security Council, report of the Joint OPCW-UN to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Began a careful study of the document that has a complex technical nature,” – said the Russian Embassy.
It noted that “such work should be carried out with the involvement of relevant professionals from various agencies.”
“Once again surprised by the fact that direct quotes from an internal document of the UN security Council shamelessly reproduced by Western news agencies,” – said the Russian permanent mission.
Previously, the Agency Associated Press with reference to the text of the report wrote about the confidence of the leadership of SMR is that “the Syrian Arab Republic bears responsibility for the use of sarin gas in Khan Sheyhun”.
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley after the publication of the report the CMP appealed to the countries supporting the Syrian authorities, urging them to stop trying to protect them.
“Today’s report confirms what we have long been assured. Again and again we see independent confirmation of use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. And, in spite of these independent reports, we still see that some countries are trying to defend the regime. It must end now,” said the American Ambassador. She also urged members of the UN Security Council “to make it clear that the use of chemical weapons by anyone is unacceptable,” and “fully support the work of impartial investigation.”
April 4 in the Syrian city of Khan shaykhun was carried out the chemical attack, which killed nearly 100 people. Most Western countries and the Syrian opposition blamed it on the Syrian government. In Damascus denies the charges. However, on the night of 7 April, the United States, using cruise missiles struck the Syrian military base at Shayrat.