UN Security Council meets to discuss OPCW report on Syria's Douma

UN Security Council meets to discuss OPCW report on Syria
# 21 January 2020 02:54 (UTC +04:00)

The United Nations Security Council is meeting to discuss the OPCW report on alleged chemical attacks in the Syrian city of Douma in 2018, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The meeting was convened by the Russian Permanent Representative Vasily Nebenzya.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has repeatedly accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and France of using "stories about chemical weapons" as a pretext for military intervention in the country.

The Wikileaks whistleblower website has recently published several batches of documents that have raised questions about the probe by OPCW,  including suggestions that the original probe had been significantly doctored and facts had been misinterpreted during the investigative missions on the ground.