19:28 GMT19 January 2021
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    Russia believes the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on the use of a nerve agent in Syria last spring is based on doubtful data, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The OPCW said earlier in the day that its fact-finding mission had established the use of sarin in the April 4 incident in Khan Sheikhoun in the province of Idlib.

    "Unfortunately, we are forced to state on the first reading of the document that its conclusions are still based on very doubtful data," the Russian ministry's information and press department said.

    It noted that the OPCW's data was "obtained from the same opposition and the same notorious NGOs of the White Helmet type, and not at the site of the tragedy but in a certain 'neighboring country'."

    "Therefore, it is not surprising that the content of the OPCW special mission's report is largely biased, suggesting the presence of a political order in this structure's activity," the ministry said.


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