Moscow accuses OPCW of manipulating Skripal probe

Moscow (Russia) (AFP) – Moscow on Saturday accused the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW of manipulating the results of its investigation into the poisoning of former Russian spy.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Swiss experts who had received biomedical samples from Sergei Skripal found it contained traces of the nerve agent BZ used by the West.

“According to the results of the examination, the samples had traces of toxic chemical BZ and its precursors,” Lavrov said.

“In this regard we are asking the OPCW why the information which reflected the conclusions of specialists from the Spiez Laboratory was completely omitted from the final document.”