Russia ‘does not recognise’ extra powers to global chemical arms body: official

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday said Moscow does not recognise new powers the international community has given the global chemical weapons watchdog.

“Moscow does not recognise the legitimacy of the new mechanism within the OPCW (the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons),” Ryabkov said in comments carried by Russian news agencies.