UK accuses Russia of using arms watchdog meeting as ‘diversionary tactic’

London (AFP) – Britain on Tuesday accused Russia of calling a meeting of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog as a “diversionary tactic” to undermine an investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

“This Russian initiative is yet again another diversionary tactic, intended to undermine the work of the OPCW in reaching a conclusion,” Britain’s foreign ministry said in a statement.