Russia ready to give samples of chemical weapons used by Syrian militants

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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"Unfortunately and apparently under severe pressure of our colleagues, the leadership of this technical organization refused to meet this demand citing security grounds," Lavrov said.

Russia is considering plans of delivering the samples of chemical weapons used by militants near eastern Aleppo to experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Nov. 22.

"Unfortunately and apparently under severe pressure of our colleagues, the leadership of this technical organization refused to meet this demand citing security grounds," Lavrov said. "As far as I know from colleagues in the defense ministry, we are looking into the possibility to deliver ourselves the collected samples to The Hague, to the OPCW."

"Then they will find it hard to get off," Lavrov said.

Source: TASS

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