Syria’s chemical weapons “were created by the British, even after sanctions had been imposed on Assad”

Summary

Syria’s chemical weapons “were created by the British, even after sanctions had been imposed on Assad”.

Disproof

No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=,

Syria's chemical weapons development probably dates back to the 1970s. For the history of Syria's chemical weapons, see fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R42848.pdf,

European Union imposed restrictive measures on Syria in 2011 publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/bbd8dca1-b6d0-4ce1-bcee-896df0022868/language-en,

The declared Syrian chemical weapon stockpile was reported to be completely destroyed in 2014. www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/08/18/declared-syrian-chemical-weapon-stockpile-now-completely-destroyed/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2a01c4ebf62,

UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun.

In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians.

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, Chemical weapons/attack, Bashar al-Assad
  • Outlet: Itogi Nedeli @NTV, 12:00
see more

Skripal poisoning was staged by the British themselves, the aim is to divert attention from “unsuccessful Brexit talks”

Skripal poisoning was staged by the British themselves, the aim is to divert attention from “unsuccessful Brexit talks”.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264

Maybe Skripals were not poisoned at all

Maybe Skripals were not poisoned at all but just “put to sleep” with special gaz.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264

There were no patients with chemical poisoning in Douma

There were no patients with chemical poisoning in Douma.

Disproof

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=,

According to the World Health Organisation, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.