26 Oct 2017 14:47

Moscow expects OPCW-UN report on chemical arms incident in Syria's Khan Sheikhun to be impartial - Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Oct 26 (Interfax) - Moscow expects the report on the inquiry into the chemical attack in Syria's Khan Sheikhun conducted by the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) to be impartial, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing on Thursday.

"As always, we expect this report and similar reports to be impartial," Zakharova said.

The United States has admitted that terrorists in Syria are in possession of chemical arms, Zakharova said.

"It is important for our U.S. colleagues not to forget after some time about the opinions of their own experts, which now have even been made public," she said.

The OPCW-UN report on the Khan Sheikhun chemical-arms incident is expected to be released at the UN Security Council on Thursday. The attack happened on April 4. Several days later, the U.S. struck a Syrian military airfield where, according to Washington, toxic munitions were being stored.