China opposed the use of chemical weapons by any countries and organizations

© Fotolia / SeanPavonePhotoГород Beijing. Archival photoChina opposed the use of chemical weapons by any countries and organizations© Fotolia / SeanPavonePhoto

China opposes use of chemical weapons by any country and organizations, regardless of the circumstances, said the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Hua Chunying.

«The position of the Chinese side regarding the use of chemical weapons permanent and clear, we oppose the use of chemical weapons by any countries, organizations and individuals, regardless of the circumstances,» — said the diplomat.

In her words, «China is convinced that in cases of use of chemical weapons should be conducted in a comprehensive, fair and objective investigation, and the conclusions should be made on the basis of indisputable facts.»

The next round of discussions on the use of chemical weapons in Syria unfolded Tuesday at a meeting of the UN Security Council, in which Russia proposed to create a new international investigative body to investigate such crimes. The meeting was convened at the initiative of the Russian Federation in connection with reports of new chemical attack in East ghouta, where the Syrian opposition and several Western countries immediately accused President Bashar al-Assad.

China opposed the use of chemical weapons by any countries and organizations© RIA Novosti, RIA Illustration to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria before and after the outbreak of hostilities

The initiative of Moscow, supported by the other permanent member of the security Council — China, the willingness to consider the Russian proposal announced France, which is also included in the number of permanent members of the security Council. Overall, however, its position, and also the approach the US and the UK remained the same in himatakah in Syria guilty of «the Assad regime», which should be held accountable, otherwise the world in the Republic is not achieved.

The joint UN-OPCW on the investigation of cases of use of chemical weapons (CMP) in Syria on October 26, presented to the UN Security Council a report on the incident in Khan Sheyhun 4 April 2017 and Umm Hosh on September 15-16, 2016. SMR experts concluded that in the first case, government forces had used sarin, in the second, the militants*used mustard gas. The Russian side is convinced that the report is based on dubious facts obtained «from outside».

* Banned in Russia as a terrorist organization.

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