OPCW confirms UK findings in Salisbury incident

BRUSSELS, The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed Thursday the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury against a former Russian spy.

The OPCW in a statement released at the Hague today said that it transmitted yesterday to the UK the report of the OPCW’s mission to provide requested technical assistance in regard to the Salisbury incident on 4 March 2018.

The UK’s delegation to the OPCW requested that the Technical Secretariat share the report with all States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and to make the Executive Summary of the report publicly available.

The Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet UzUmcu, thanked the four OPCW designated laboratories that supported the technical assistance request for their swift and thorough analysis, it added.

The ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were taken seriously ill due to an attack by a nerve agent in Salisbury, UK, on 4 March. Yulia was released from hospital on Monday but her father still remains in the hospital.

Source: Kuwait News Agency