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opcw inspectors 'not yet' allowed in syria's douma: uk delegation | news

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opcw inspectors 'not yet' allowed in syria's douma: uk delegation | news

chemical weapons inspectors have not yet been allowed access to syria's douma, uk officials said as the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (opcw) met to discuss the "alleged use of chemical weapons" in syria. "russia and syria have not yet allowed access to douma," the british delegation tweeted on sunday, adding that "unfettered access [is] essential" and "russia and syria must cooperate". russian deputy foreign minister sergei ryabkov immediately denied the allegations that inspectors were not being allowed access, according to russian news agency ria. he said the arrival of the inspectors were delayed as a result of the us-led air raids on saturday. syrian deputy foreign minister faisal al-mokdad confirmed that government officials had met opcw inspectors, according to syrian state news agency sana. "the experts have been in syria for the past three days upon the request of the syrian government and several meetings were held during which the cooperation between the two sides was discussed," sana quoted al-mokdad as saying. the opcw, an intergovenmental organisation that oversees the implementation of the chemical weapons convention, met delegates in the hague on monday to discuss events surrounding the april 7 attack in douma. syrian government forces retook douma last week, gaining full control over the former rebel-held enclave of eastern ghouta, russian military officials announced at the time. the announcement came just days afte...