UN 5 APR — RIA Novosti. The UK’s permanent representative to the UN Karen pierce has compared Russia with the villain of the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Moriarty. Thus the diplomat said the Russian colleague Vasily Nebenzia on his statement three weeks ago.
British Salisbury on March 4, was poisoned by a British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. The British side claims that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.
The UN security Council on 14 March at the initiative of great Britain held an emergency meeting in connection with the incident in Salisbury. At the meeting, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation Vasily nebesa said that the UK government acts in the spirit of the famous character of Arthur Conan Doyle’s inspector Lestrade, jumping to conclusions, which denied the detective Sherlock Holmes.
“Yesterday at the meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW failed attempt of Russia to include Russian experts in the investigation of the OPCW. Last time we discussed this issue in the Security Council, Russian permanent representative loved the analogy with Sherlock Holmes, so let me continue in that spirit. To allow Russian scientists to the investigation when they are the most likely perpetrators of the crime in Salisbury — it’s as if Scotland Yard invited Professor Moriarty,” said pier reporters on Thursday.
Thursday after 22.00 Moscow time the UN Security Council at an open meeting to discuss the incident in Salisbury. A meeting convened on the eve the delegation of the Russian Federation.
Last Wednesday in the Hague took place the meeting of the Executive Committee of the OPCW, where Russia presented a joint with Iran and China draft decision, implying a joint Russian-British investigation “of the case Skripal”. According to the British side, of the 41 participants of the Executive Committee, only six votes were cast for the project of such decision.
The head of the clandestine laboratories UK Ministry of defense on April 3 said in an interview with Sky News that experts were unable to identify the source of origin of matter “Beginner”, which, as claimed by the British side, was poisoned Skripal and his daughter. The British foreign Ministry on the same day, acknowledged that the conclusion about the involvement of the Russian Federation to the poisoning Skrobala were made, including on the basis of their own assessments of information.
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