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Russian embassy urges US to eliminate its chemical weapons


The building of the Russian Embassy in Washington. File photoWASHINGTON, Aug 21 Russia is urging the United States to stop evading its obligations to eliminate chemical weapons and not interfering in the affairs of other countries, the embassy in Washington said Saturday. The diplomatic mission's comment was released in response to regular accusations by the US State Department related to the alleged use of chemical weapons against blogger Alexei Navalny. “Allegations that Russia allegedly possesses chemical weapons are false. Washington is well aware that in 2017 our country completely eliminated the national stockpiles of chemical warfare agents. This fact has been officially confirmed Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” the embassy said in its Telegram account. The diplomatic mission recalled that the United States remains the only country that has not yet got rid of its chemical arsenal. “We call on Washington to stop evading its international legal obligations, and also not to interfere in domestic Russian affairs,” the embassy added. Zaporizhzhya region announced the involvement of the West in the use of chemical weapons

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