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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Lambasts London’s Insane Chemical Weapons Fraud

March 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russia’s Foreign Ministry has issued an official response to the measures announced today by British Prime Minister Theresa May, in her hysterical, Goebbels-like speech before the House of Commons which includes the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. The Foreign Ministry warns that “our response measures will not be long in coming.”

May’s actions constitute an “unprecedented, flagrant provocation that undermines the foundations of normal dialogue between our countries,” the Ministry statement read. With its actions, the British government is clearly pursuing “unseemly political ends,” the statement continues, and

“Instead of completing its own investigation and using established international protocols in the framework of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW),” London has “opted for confrontation with Russia,”

the Foreign Ministry charged.

“Obviously, by investigating this incident in a unilateral, non-transparent way, the British government is again seeking to launch a groundless anti-Russia campaign.

“Needless to say, our response measures will not be long in coming,”

concluded the ministry statement.

Elaborating further, today Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted by TASS as saying today that while Russia has no motives for poisoning former GRU Col. Sergei Skripal and his daughter,

“such motives might certainly exist in the minds of those who would like to push ahead with the Russophobic campaign in all spheres of human activity without exception.”

He pointed out that in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the U.K. was obliged to send an official request for information to Russia, “but no such request was sent.”

The height of London’s arrogance, as Lavrov explained, was the fact that the British representative to the OPCW questioned Russian Ambassador to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin, as to

“why Russia was trying to refer to the Chemical Weapons Convention, because in his words, it was sufficient that the British Foreign Secretary had summoned the Russian ambassador [to London] and told him everything.”

Minister Lavrov concluded, “You know, this kind of conceit shows in almost all the steps London has been taking—not only in this particular case.”

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