‘Reckless’ Russia breached chemical arms ban

Russia has violated the international ban on chemical weapons, Britain’s ambassador to Netherlands says, repeating the London’s claim that Moscow was behind a poison attack against a former spy in Salisbury last month.

“We will continue to call out Russia’s reckless and indiscriminate behavior when it violates the CWC (Chemical Weapons Convention), and when it threatens global security,” British ambassador Peter Wilson told a closed-door meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), according to a tweet from the UK delegation.

The meeting at the Hague revolved around former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who were found unconscious outside a shopping mall in Salisbury last month.

UK government experts said after concluding their investigations that the attackers had used deadly nerve agent Novichok, which is believed to have originated from Russia.

While the experts said they could not…

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