Has this thrown a spanner in the works?

  rickf 22:57 14 Apr 2018

In the world of espionage, perhaps anything can happened.

click here

  Archie44 23:04 14 Apr 2018

I dont trust Russia with a long barge pole. This document who can verify it and why hasnt the document sent to the uk why would the Swiss send it to Russia only

  lotvic 23:24 14 Apr 2018

Russia’s foreign minister says...

Are we supposed to take that seriously?

  rickf 09:18 15 Apr 2018

Getting old, making typos all the time as in above title.

  Cymro. 10:43 15 Apr 2018

Just reading the first couple of lines are more than enough on this one. I stopped believing in Father Christmas at about the same time I stopped believing this sort of thing from anyone.

  Forum Editor 11:14 15 Apr 2018

"Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday that Moscow received the confidential information from the laboratory in Spiez, Switzerland"

"He said the analysis was done at the request of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons."

The OPCW report did not name a country of origin, it's official report said that “The results of analysis by OPCW-designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people,”

In other words, it confirmed the identity of the toxin, but not the country in which it was manufactured. It did say however, that the substance tested was of "high purity" which supports the UK government's assertion that it was manufactured in a State facility. One wonders who would (a)want to kill two Russians living in Britain (one of whom had seriously upset Vladimir Putin by acting as a double agent for UK security services) and (b)have access to a State manufactured nerve toxin.

This story seems to write itself, doesn't it?

  bumpkin 16:43 15 Apr 2018

So where did the sample that was analysed come from.

  john bunyan 07:36 16 Apr 2018

The same Foreign Minister has said that the chemical attack in Syria was organised by the U.K.with the “White Helmets” as a provocation. Expect a flurry of disinformation on all sorts and leaks about private lives of political figures

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