Syrian, Russian Officials Block Inspectors From Gas Attack Site

AFPRussia claims Syria shot down 71 missiles

Russian Federation have said they will be able to do so on Wednesday.

"On Wednesday [April 18] is when we plan the arrival of the OPCW experts", Kirillov said. Syria and its main allies Iran and Russian Federation blamed Israel for that attack.

Syria denies any chemical attack took place stating it was "staged".

In her statement, the Prime Minister said the chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, which left 75 dead and 500 more injured was a "stain on our humanity", adding that the United Kingdom needed to act quickly to prevent potential further attacks.

The team has been in the country since Saturday but has been denied access to the site in the town of Douma, the BBC reports. Washington and its allies launched a massive missile strike against Syria on the same day that the team of OPCW experts was expected to arrive in Syria.

But Monday came and went without an announcement. A Pentagon spokeswoman said there was no United States military activity in the area.

The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking global inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

It turned out that British officials were behind this new wave of hysteria.

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has claimed the air strikes were "legally questionable" and questioned the proof that the Assad regime was behind the chemical attack in Douma.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Syria and Russian Federation - whose forces now control the town east of Damascus - are trying to cover up evidence.

The British delegation to the organization called for the inspectors to be given "unfettered access" to Douma, adding that "Russia and Syria must cooperate".

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed the Syrian government for delays in inspectors reaching the sites and said it has a history of trying to "clean up the evidence before the investigation team gets in". "We have so improved our policy with respect to Russian Federation, far more hawkish, far more realistic", he said.

The U.K.'s military intervention in Syria was clearly "in our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in Syria", Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. The facility was located in a basement of a residential building. There were bins filled with mortars, shells laying around all over the floor, and a makeshift artillery or rocket launcher.

Jerry Smith, a former chemical weapons inspector in Syria and founder of the RameHead Consulting International security firm, warned that a substance like chlorine could "disappear in a couple of hours". He added that chemicals stockpiled in the lab could be particularly used to produce sulfur mustard gas and nitrogen mustard gas. In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to that used by militants for setting up the wide-spread fake story, was found in the warehouse.

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