Russia will ignore U.S. demands on inspections on chemical weapons

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Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti

Russia will not comply with the United States on additional inspections on chemical weapons. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, her words are published on the website of the guardian.

“To implement unilaterally, or even to respond to illegitimate, ultimate, far beyond the scope of the Convention for the prohibition of chemical weapons (CWC) Washington’s demands for additional inspections on the territory of the Russian Federation on the basis of one or another American domestic legislation, we certainly do not intend”, — she voiced Moscow’s position.

Zakharova added that Russia in 2017 under strict international control and destroyed all the country’s chemical weapons continues in good faith to perform all other obligations under the CWC. “In other words, inspection activities of the OPCW in Russian Federation has never ceased and continues to be implemented”, — she summed up.

On 8 August the US has promised to enter against Russia new sanctions package. It was further stipulated that restrictive measures, if Moscow “will give reliable assurances that in the future would not use chemical or biological weapons and agree to inspections “on the spot” by the UN”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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