Logo Wide

Russia Says Syria Gave it Evidence Rebels Used Sarin

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia is currently analysing the data
Russia Says Syria Gave it Evidence Rebels Used Sarin

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called on western countries to work within the framework of the Russian-U.S. agreement and not to create obstacles regarding the crisis in Syria.


In a statement to Russian reporters by phone on Wednesday, quoted by Russia Today, Ryabkov said that it is important that private or specific political interests do not emerge again during the process, particularly at the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York next week, where discussions on implementing the Russian-US deal on the chemical weapons in Syria will take place.


He said that Moscow has received evidence from Syria which proves that the armed opposition is responsible for using chemical weapons in the Ghouta rea of Damascus Countryside on 21 August, adding that Russia is currently analyzing the data.


He noted that Syrian militants equipped with Sarin gas were arrested in Turkey last May, adding that armed terrorist groups along with Turkish individuals tried to buy 10 tons of materials that are used to manufacture chemical weapons.


"Despite that the fact that the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons has not yet come into force regarding Syria, Damascus is already ready to comply with it,” Ryabokov said.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer


Helpful keywords