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Russia: 'Mockery of international law!' - Lavrov slams Skripal case investigation01:00

Russia: 'Mockery of international law!' - Lavrov slams Skripal case investigation

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 29, 2018 at 19:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fact the UK has already made conclusions about the Skripal poisoning case while the investigation is still ongoing is a 'mockery of international law' after meeting UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow on Thursday.

“By the way the investigation itself hasn’t yet finished. As you know, Scotland Yard says that months are needed to [complete the investigation] but the verdict has already been issued,” added Lavrov.

He said that the experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons who arrived to Britain, are only allowed to “determine the chemical composition of the substance that will be presented for the analysis. The Technical Secretariat has no possibilities to support and verify the conclusions to which the Great Britain allegedly came to.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fact the UK has already made conclusions about the Skripal poisoning case while the investigation is still ongoing is a 'mockery of international law', after meeting UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, in Moscow on Thursday.

El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Rusia, Sergei Lavrov, dijo tras una reunión con el enviado especial de la ONU para Siria Staffan de Mistura, el jueves, que el hecho de que el Reino Unido haya llegado a conclusiones sobre el caso de envenenamiento Skripal mientras la investigación sigue en curso es una "burla del derecho internacional”.

Russia: 'Mockery of international law!' - Lavrov slams Skripal case investigation01:00
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fact the UK has already made conclusions about the Skripal poisoning case while the investigation is still ongoing is a 'mockery of international law' after meeting UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow on Thursday.

“By the way the investigation itself hasn’t yet finished. As you know, Scotland Yard says that months are needed to [complete the investigation] but the verdict has already been issued,” added Lavrov.

He said that the experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons who arrived to Britain, are only allowed to “determine the chemical composition of the substance that will be presented for the analysis. The Technical Secretariat has no possibilities to support and verify the conclusions to which the Great Britain allegedly came to.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fact the UK has already made conclusions about the Skripal poisoning case while the investigation is still ongoing is a 'mockery of international law', after meeting UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, in Moscow on Thursday.

El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Rusia, Sergei Lavrov, dijo tras una reunión con el enviado especial de la ONU para Siria Staffan de Mistura, el jueves, que el hecho de que el Reino Unido haya llegado a conclusiones sobre el caso de envenenamiento Skripal mientras la investigación sigue en curso es una "burla del derecho internacional”.

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