Britain is poised to score a major diplomatic victory over Russia next week that will enable international weapons inspectors to point the finger of blame at states who use chemical weapons, The Telegraph can reveal.
The move will come at an emergency summit of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague which was convened at the UK’s request last month following a resurgence in the use of chemical weapons in recent years.
At present, chemical weapons inspectors are only able to determine if chemical weapons have been used, but not pass judgment on which government or entity was responsible for using them, even if the evidence is clear.
Attempts by Western powers…
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