April 16, 2018 / 11:15 AM / 3 days ago

Russia says chemical weapons inspection delayed due to air strikes

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said a visit on Monday by chemical weapons inspectors to the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria’s Douma had been delayed as a result of Western air strikes, RIA news agency reported.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov looks on at the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/Files

The British delegation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Russia and Syria had not yet allowed access.

“This is the latest conjecture of our British colleagues,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by RIA.

Reporting by Maria Kisleyova; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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