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syria air strikes: russia 'not tampering' with chemical attack site

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syria air strikes: russia 'not tampering' with chemical attack site

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionrussia's foreign minister says the only evidence of a chemical attack came from the media russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in syria which led to saturday's military intervention by the us, the uk and france. in an interview for bbc's hardtalk, russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said: "i can guarantee that russia has not tampered with the site."he spoke as the opcw chemical weapons watchdog held an urgent meeting.inspectors in syria have still not gained access to douma, it is reported. the uk ambassador to the opcw (organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons), peter wilson, quoted the organisation's director-general as saying they were still waiting. the swedish delegation cited a briefing from the director-general that said syria and russia were concerned that security on the ground could not be guaranteed. the meeting in the hague is behind closed doors but reuters news agency reports that the american ambassador, kenneth ward, expressed concern the russian forces there might have tampered with evidence. what else did mr lavrov say?image copyrightafpimage caption chemical weapons inspectors are still waiting for access to douma the russian foreign minister again denied the use of chemical weapons in douma on 7 april. "i cannot be impolite with the heads of other states but you quoted the leaders of france and the uk and us and, ...