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Moscow urges investigations into alleged chemical attacks in Douma

Moscow, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia will do its best to help deploy experts of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Eastern Ghouta to probe alleged chemical attack on Douma.

Referring to significance of the OPCW's investigations in Douma, he said that US, UK, France vetoed a Russian proposed resolution for clarifying the event in Douma in Security Council and launched attack on Syria several days later.

They are arguing that the experts can undertake investigation even without any resolution, he said.

According to Ryabkov, missile attack once again revealed baselessness of these countries' claims on chemical attack in Douma.

US, UK, France attacked Syria with over 100 missiles in response to alleged chemical attack.

Western nations, particularly France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, have blamed the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack, but he has denied the accusations of using chemical weapons in Douma.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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