Syrian Militants Used European Equipment To Manufacture Chemical Weapons

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On June 22, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a joint briefing of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense that militants in the district of Duma used European-made equipment to manufacture chemical weapons, according to the Russian news outlet Sputnik.

“The equipment, the leakage of which came out a few days ago… I would like to say that some of it is equipment that was used by militants, terrorists. It was discovered in the city of Douma,” Zakharova said at the briefing.

Major General Igor Kirillov of the Ministry of Defense revealed that traces of mustard agent and chlorine were found in these equipment, which were also used to manufacture pentaerythritol tetranitrate (TEN) high explosives.

“With the help of this equipment, [militants] produced high-tech and high-quality TEN explosives. During the search of the lab, [the Russian military] also found thiodiglycol and triethanolamine, which can be used for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard, as well as hexamine,” Maj. Gen. Kirillov said.

Furthermore, Maj. Gen. Kirillov criticized the techniques which were used by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact finding mission during its investigation in Duma. The Russian general also accused the OPCW of violating the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention by protracted the timing of the investigation in favor of the US and their allies.

“The remote nature of investigations as well as the collection, analysis and use of the documents obtained without specialists’ trips to the alleged sites of chemical weapons use, is in direct contradiction to the Convention’s provisions,” said Maj. Gen. Kirillov and added: “What kind of results can we expect from a Fact-Finding Mission investigating this incident that has already led to a massive missile strike by the US, UK and French aircraft on the territory of the sovereign state in violation of international legal mechanisms? Obviously, they are preparing yet another accusatory report based on pseudo-evidence.”

The OPCW is expected to release its final report on the alleged chemical attack in Duma very soon. Zakharova and Maj. Gen. Kirillov’s statements hint that Moscow already knows that the upcoming report will be biased in favor of the US.

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  • Dušan Mirić

    I am just guessing, they are born, raised and educated in European countries and arrived to Syria to be rebels.

    • RusskiiTroll54

      They were promised land and were getting payed lot of money for their “work”, vicious orcs.

    • Sinbad2

      I am just guessing, they are born, raised and educated in European countries and arrived to Israel to be terrorists.

  • gustavo

    Of course, and equipment and chemical products are provided by Israel-USA-NATO team.

  • Robin Wood
  • World_Eye

    Motherfuckers

  • Merijn

    Who cares what the OPCW will conclude in their “Final” Report… the White Helmets.. give those Men an Oscar… Nobel Peace Prize for ISIS and the American & European Governments…NATO our Guardian Angel… UNHCR the Unbiased Judge of the World… NGOs…Spies like us….What a friggin’ Comedy…

  • Sinbad2

    Russia needs to drop the diplomatic talk, and accuse like the Americans.
    Accusing Europe is not enough, single out the country, and the leader.
    Something like the Macron regime is supplying chemical weapons equipment to ISIS, or the May regime, you have to make it personal, or Americans won’t understand.

    • Gregory Casey

      Agreed. The actual source of both equipment and all toxic materials discovered in Douma needs to be highlighted by the Russians. It is only when these sources are publicly identified and the information disseminated to the general public that ordinary people across America, Little Britain & Northern Algeria may finally rise up and command their Governments, both feckless Politicians and Permanent Grey Suits, to cease and desist

  • Bill Wilson

    Aw shit. They showed photographs of that hospital equipment earlier.