Zakharov commented on the words of the representative of the state Department that the United States sought the right to make inspections of chemical facilities in Russia. According to her, these requirements are not consistent with the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons
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In 2018, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) has conducted four inspections of abandoned chemical industry in Russia, scheduled inspection last fifth object, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The statement of the US authorities about the need to conduct additional inspection beyond the scope of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, she said. Zakharova also said that such demands illegitimate and ultimate. According to her, to obey them Moscow is not going.
She added that Russia have destroyed their chemical weapons stockpiles in September 2017, “under strict international control.”
Zakharov commented on the words pronounced by the employee of the state Department of the USA Manisha Singh in the house of representatives. At the hearings was considered by US policy in the area of sanctions; Singh, in particular, commented on future actions of Washington against Moscow, associated with the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal in the UK.
An employee of the state Department stressed that Russia is not allowed to conduct an inspection on its territory. “We want to ensure that we could commit Inspectorate,” she said.
The inspection procedures outlined in the Annex to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons. It States that a particular object chooses the OPCW technical Secretariat, it then notifies a particular state about the impending test.
March 4 in the UK was discovered unconscious by a former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia. London concluded that had been used against them a toxic substance, and has been blamed on Moscow. The Russian authorities deny any involvement in the incident and insisted on a joint investigation. The United States and other countries expressed solidarity with the position of the UK.
Washington from-for poisonings with Skrobala imposes new sanctions against Russia. Part of the measures operates from late August: the U.S. banned the export to Russia of technologies and dual-use goods. Moscow has three months in order to provide Washington with assurances of non-use of chemical weapons. Singh stated that, if this does not happen, Russia will face severe sanctions, which will involve including the banking sector.