OPCW: Chemical substance used at Salisbury incident of “high purity”

BRUSSELS, The Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Friday that it would not be able to estimate or determine the amount of the nerve agent that was used in Salisbury on 4 March against a former Russian spy and his daughter.

“The quantity should probably be characterised in milligrams,” an OPCW spokesman said in a press release at the Hague where the chemical watchdog is based.

“However, the analysis of samples collected by the OPCW Technical Assistance Visit team concluded that the chemical substance found was of high purity, persistent and resistant to weather conditions,” it added.

The UK accuses Russia of being behind the attack in Salisbury.

Source: Kuwait News Agency