The missile attack on Syria was launched to obstruct the work of the OPCW inspectors

Summary

The strikes from US, UK and France were intended to destroy evidence and prevent the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from performing its duties.

Disproof

No evidence given. The latest chemical attack in Douma, Syria, has been accompanied by a massive disinformation campaign from pro-Kremlin outlets euvsdisinfo.eu/how-to-make-500-victims-of-a-suspected-chemical-attack-disappear/,

Meanwhile, the fact-finding mission of the OPCW continues it's deployment to Syria www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-fact-finding-mission-continues-deployment-to-syria/, For more information see www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/syria-russia-says-inspectors-will-be-allowed-into-douma,

Furthermore, the US, UK and France strikes targeted three specific places and those did not include Douma where the chemical attack took place, and so the claim that the coalition’s attack would prevent the experts of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from conducting an objective investigation does not withstand scrutiny. Further debunking by DFRLab and Polygraph.info medium.com/dfrlab/syriastrikes-conflicting-claims-c9623a7cbdc9, , www.polygraph.info/a/syria-russia-71-missiles-claim-fact-cheched/29169608.html,

Actually, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations in the U.N. Security Council has systematically blocked resolutions calling for joint international investigations of chemical weapons use in Syria. Six times, Russia has exercised its vetoes on Syria in chemical weapons-related resolutions research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/, , the most recent one on the 10 of April www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2018/321,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, Syria, France
  • Keywords: OPCW, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in RT
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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