VN urges OPCW on research in Douma
moscow/paris - The special envoy of the United Nations for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said on a visit to Moscow that the UN is exerting pressure on the inspectors of the OPCW to do their work in the Syrian Douma. The International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is with experts in Syria to find out whether in the until recently besieged Douma a poison attack has been and who should be held responsible for the use of the poison.
They arrived a week ago when the US, France and Britain carried out rocket attacks on Syria, because they hold the Syrian regime responsible for the poison attack. That would have caused the research to be delayed. On Tuesday a team of security guards from the UN was shot at Douma. That is why the researchers did not go to Douma on Wednesday.
According to the Kremlin is shot by extremists and fighters who do not want research to be done. France and the US have accused Russia and Syria of thwarting the investigation.
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