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Russian MFA Information and Press Department Commentary Regarding the Situation Around the Investigations into the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Pay attention to the massed. stuffing into the information space of various kinds of materials, called upon - even before the appearance of the results of the UN investigation - to impose responsibility for the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria to official Damascus. Thereby “preparing the ground” for the use of force against him. With this in mind, we consider it possible to share the main conclusions of the Russian analysis of samples taken from the scene of the incident with the use of chemical warfare agents in the suburb of Aleppo - Khan al-Asal.

Recall that this tragedy, which resulted in the death of 26 civilians and military personnel of the Syrian army and another 86 people received defeats of varying degrees, occurred 19 in March of this year. The analysis of the samples, carried out at the request of the Syrian authorities by a Russian laboratory certified by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, was transferred to 9 July on the occasion of an appeal by the Syrian authorities to conduct an independent investigation of this episode. The main conclusions of Russian specialists are as follows:

- the used ammunition was not the regular ammunition of the Syrian army and was made by artisanal method according to the type and parameters of unguided rocket projectiles produced in the north of Syria by the so-called Bashir Al-Nasr brigade;

- to explode ammunition, hexogen was used as a bursting charge, which is not used in regular chemical munitions;

- in the samples from the ammunition and in the soil samples, the nerve substance sarin and diisopropylfluorophosphate, synthesized in the industrial environment, was detected, which was used by Western countries for the purposes of chemical weapons during the Second World War.

We emphasize that the Russian report is very specific. It is a scientific and technical document with a volume of about 100 pages with numerous tables and diagrams of spectral analysis of samples. We expect that it will significantly help the investigation of this incident through the UN. Unfortunately, it still has not begun in essence.

The attention of those who seek to foresee and always place all responsibility for what is happening on the official authorities of the SAR, has completely switched to the events in Eastern Gut. But there - “selectivity with a flaw”. There are attempts, in particular, to give to oblivion the data presented by official Damascus in the UN on cases of the destruction of the Syrian army 22, 24 and 25 in August by the poisonous materials and equipment and containers with traces of sarin in the suburbs of the Syrian capital. As is known, the condition of the injured servicemen was examined by members of the UN expert group headed by O. Selström. It is obvious that any objective investigation of the 21 August incident in Eastern Gut is impossible without taking into account these circumstances.

In view of the above, we welcome the statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that O. Selstrem’s group intends to return to Syria in the near future to continue work, including in the Khan al-Asal district.
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  1. Crocodile
    Crocodile 6 September 2013 07: 04
    Apparently, our statesmen have forgotten how information wars are waged after 2008! Then the entire Western world began to scream about Russia's aggression "against sovereign and defenseless Georgia."
    1. self-propelled
      self-propelled 6 September 2013 07: 41
      Quote: Crocodile
      Then the entire Western world began to scream about Russia's aggression "against sovereign and defenseless Georgia."

      before that, the whole world was screaming about Afghanistan as a bastion of world terrorism (created by the states themselves). A little earlier, the whole world was screaming about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (which they never found). even earlier, the whole world was screaming about horrific ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia and hundreds of thousands of brutally murdered Albanians (in fact, there weren’t even hundreds of thousands of killed Albanian residents, not even a few hundred. Those who were buried, for the most part, raised weapons against the authorities in the ranks of the separatist group) ...
      the list goes on and on. During all this time, the Americans have not come up with anything new (although it should be admitted that in the absence of a really strong opponent, such information wars bear fruit). so maybe the world is on the verge of another "big kipish" ... alas ...
      1. DEMENTIY
        DEMENTIY 6 September 2013 08: 15

        There is still some progress. I don’t remember that someone would dare to call their squeals by their name, i.e. "utter nonsense"!
    APASUS 6 September 2013 07: 20
    the nerve agent sarin and diisopropyl fluorophosphate, which was used by Western countries for chemical weapons during the Second World War.

    As per the rules!
    Whoever screams the most (Hold the thief) is the thief!
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  4. Cormorants
    Cormorants 6 September 2013 07: 32
    Well, at least something from our authorities to help Syria.
    MIKHAN 6 September 2013 07: 37
    The cry of one crying in the desert! The United States needs a small "victorious" war, everything else does not count ..
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 6 September 2013 08: 06
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The United States needs a small "victorious" war, everything else does not count ..

      Why is the USA a little warrior now, even a victorious one? The United States now needs a big warrior and it is desirable that all of Europe participate in it, along with its neighbor.
  6. RUSSIA 2013
    RUSSIA 2013 6 September 2013 07: 51
    The report is good, but I think these lovers of Gay have nothing to do with power, they must firmly defend their interests, up to the use of force, which we need to notify (friends of Syria) of the leaky contingent, strengthening the military group, with the deployment of advanced air defense systems at Tartus base.
  7. Druid
    Druid 6 September 2013 08: 03
    In theory, the use of chemical weapons by the opposition looked like this.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 6 September 2013 18: 56
      Quote: Druid
      chemical weapons the opposition looked like this.

      In addition to the fact that SSA loves to shoot itself, there is nothing more to say.
      The finished shell is being transported in the back of a truck.
      Fighters launch IT in the complete absence of basic defenses.
      Chemical weapons are dangerous because it has an increased ability to evaporate and the area affected by gas such as sarin can reach 10 km. I think this bucket did not fly 3 km.
      Another "hat" for the sufferers to shout!
  8. pensioner
    pensioner 6 September 2013 08: 07
    Everything is correct of course. But who will hear THIS ?? No one. Newspapers in Europe will forget to print this comment of our Foreign Ministry together, they haven’t even mentioned the materials of our investigation, and they will talk about the use of WMD by Assad even in weather materials. And about America and remember not have to. Jews? Well, they might print. Only they have their own truth. There is no truth. For a long time, poison has been dripping from their fangs on Assad. That they have some kind of investigation. In general, it’s not sad, but ...
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 6 September 2013 10: 27
      Hi, Yura. hi
      I agree with you, but I wonder what data the UN Commission will bring and how this data will be used. Indeed, according to the mind, it will be possible to accuse pin.sov of aggression. Someone else would do it smile
  9. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon 6 September 2013 08: 18
    Our Foreign Ministry is missing one thing - you have to shake a tube with powdered sugar in your hands! wassat
    1. mejik
      mejik 6 September 2013 09: 43
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Our Foreign Ministry is missing one thing - you have to shake a tube with powdered sugar in your hands! wassat

      Our Foreign Ministry is missing one thing - we need to shake Esmarch’s mug with turpentine in his hands and clearly mention Obama ...
      Question to the admin. the word Skipidap why is being edited. The script is clearly unfinished by the quartet encoder ...
  10. observer
    observer 6 September 2013 08: 38
    In my opinion, all this nonsense of American officials suggests that they themselves are in power, corruption is not just the norm, it got into their souls and became a part of themselves, therefore, out of habit, they exceed their authority in taking bribes from Saudi monarchies .
  11. scientist
    scientist 6 September 2013 08: 52
    I hope the Foreign Ministry will do everything possible to ensure that such publications with evidence are widely disseminated in the Western and American press. Only a few days were left before the Senate meeting.
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