Russia loses vote at OPCW on Salisbury

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orosz-brit-zászló-620x350Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top seek a new joint investigation into Salisbury poisoning, Reuters is reporting.

An unnamed diplomatic source told the agency that the vote was lost by 15-6 with 17 OPCW member states abstaining. Russia gained support from China, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Algeria and Iran, Reuters said.

Earlier, Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, has accused Jeremy Corbyn of “playing Russia’s game” over Salisbury. He hit back at the Labour leader after Labour accused him of “misleading the public” in what he said about Porton Down being “categorical” about the nerve agent used in the attack coming from Russia.

Sergei Naryshkin, the director of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, has said the Salisbury attack was a “grotesque provocation rudely staged by the British and US intelligence agencies.”

Source : The Guardian

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