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OPCW Head: 50-100 grams of Novichok were used to poison Skripals
13:36, 4 May 2018

OPCW Head: 50-100 grams of Novichok were used to poison Skripals

The number shows that Novichok was used as a weapon

13:36, 4 May 2018

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From 50 up to 100 grams of the Novichok nerve agent were used to poison ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Ahmet Üzümcü, the Head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed this as The New York Times reported.

‘That quantity — a range from slightly less than a quarter-cup to a half-cup of liquid — is significantly larger than the amount that would be created in a laboratory for research purposes, meaning that it was almost certainly created for use as a weapon’, he said.

Related: UN Security Council: Only Russia has resources to produce Novichok

Üzümcü also noted that the Novichok nerve agent was put on the chemical weapon list controlled by the OPCW.

It suggests that the countries signed the Convention on the chemical weapon (Russia, the USA and the UK) should announce about the producing and quantities of reserves of Novichok if it surpasses 5-10 grams needed for the research purposes or for the work out of the antitoxin.

Related: G7 Foreign Ministers demand from Russia to publish data on Novichok nerve agent

As we reported Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic claimed that the Novichok nerve agent was produced and tested in his country.

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