Experts will only deploy to Douma if given ‘unhindered access’: OPCW

The Hague (AFP) – Chemical weapons inspectors will only deploy to the Syrian town of Douma if they are given unhindered access, the OPCW chief said Wednesday, adding it was unknown when the team would go.

“I shall only consider such deployment following approval” by a UN security team “and provided that our team can have unhindered access to the sites,” Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons chief Ahmet Uzumcu said.

“At present, we do not know when the team can be deployed to Douma,” Uzumcu added in a statement.