Russia Says OPCW Inspectors Will Visit Syria Site
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Russian military says it will help secure the visit of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the site of an alleged attack in Syria.
Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, of the military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said Russian military police were ready to help protect the experts on their visit to Douma, outside Damascus.
Igor Kirillov, a top Russian chemical weapons protection expert, said experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are set to visit Douma on Wednesday, AP reported.
Syrian opposition claim that an April 7 chemical attack by government forces killed over 40 people in Douma.
The Syrian government denies ever using chemical weapons, and both Syria and its ally Russia suggested the attack was fabricated.