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    BRICS countries condemn the chemical weapons usage by anyone and urge OPCW to continue cooperating with the Syrian government.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — BRICS countries said in a communique they condemn the use of chemical weapons by anyone and consider it important for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to continue cooperating with the Syrian government.

    "While strongly condemning the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances, they… stressed the importance of continued cooperation between OPCW Technical Secretariat, OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism with the Syrian authorities," the statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry website reads.

    The joint communique was issued Thursday, a day after the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Special Envoys on Middle East met in India.

     

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