Moscow guarantees: reports of chemical weapons allegedly remaining in Syria will be double-checked

Moscow is opposed to groundless accusations that some undeclared chemical weapons remain in Syria and guarantees that all such reports will be thoroughly checked.

Moscow is opposed to groundless accusations that some undeclared chemical weapons remain in Syria and guarantees that all such reports will be thoroughly checked.

"Attempts are now made to raise issues that can be interpreted as an incomplete solution of the problem [of chemical demilitarization of Syria]. Publications appear at times that some undeclared chemical weapons could remain in Syria. All this is being checked. Here groundless accusations must be avoided and facts supporting these apprehensions produced," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russia-1 TV channel on Aug.9.

"I guarantee that all these facts will be double-checked. We have every reason to believe that the Syrian government will continue cooperating closely," the minister stressed.

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