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OPCW mistakes turned into counterfeit system, says Russian diplomat – Russian Politics & Diplomacy


MOSCOW, July 18. / TASS /. The inconsistencies and errors in the reports of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have become systemic and fit well into the strategy of falsifications and counterfeits put in place by the West since the anti-campaign. Iraqi Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday, commenting on the OPCW report on the incident with Russian blogger Alexey Navalny.

“There have been a lot of such mistakes over the years and when there are so many it becomes a system. We saw the same not only in the case of this made-up story about the alleged poisoning of Navalny, but also in the Salisbury saga of the alleged poisoning of Skripal, her daughter and British nationals with Novichok, “she said in an interview with Rossiya-1 television station. “The same chain of discrepancies, typos, errors, inconsistencies, tries to dodge a straightforward answer.”

She recalled Washington’s anti-Iraqi campaign when, at a UN Security Council meeting in February 2003, then US Secretary of State Colin Powell demonstrated a vial of white powder as evidence of the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. He claimed that the white powder was a piece of chemical weapon found in Iraq, which was a reason for organizing a military operation against Baghdad. “We saw it from start to finish, with a subsequent revelation of fraud. It is a story with the falsification of the same evidence as during and before the anti-Iraqi campaign,” Zakharova stressed. “It was a fabricated pretext. History repeats itself. Moreover, it is not a simple repetition, it is the development of the same, so to speak, of a trend or a vector. vector has been defined Unfortunately, our Western partners cannot change, they think that they must change all the others, in the first place international law.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said earlier that the OPCW’s draft report revealed fatal inconsistencies for the version of events claiming Navalny was poisoned, which the Technical Secretariat no could not explain to Moscow. The document said the OPCW technical secretariat deployed a technical assistance mission related to the suspicion of “poisoning a Russian citizen” at the request of Germany on August 20, 2020 – the day of the incident. by Navalny. The diplomat stressed that drafting Germany’s request to the OPCW must have taken a considerable amount of time, as it could not have happened immediately.

German Foreign Ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said on Wednesday that the time gaps in the OPCW’s draft report in the part relating to the alleged poisoning of blogger Alexey Navalny was due to a mistake. date, which was corrected in the second version.

Alexey Navalny was rushed to a local hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk on August 20, 2020, after collapsing on a flight to Moscow from Tomsk. He fell into a coma and was put on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. On August 22, he was flown to Berlin and admitted to the Charité hospital. On September 2, the German government claimed that the blogger had been affected by a toxic agent belonging to the Novichok family. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that no toxic substances had been detected in Navalny’s system before his transfer to Berlin.


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