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to implement the convention under their own legislation the united kingdom as an act of the chemical weapons act in order to fully comply with this obligation that legislation together with relevant criminal law is now guiding our investigation into this incident as the convention was designed this was an attack on u.k. soil under the convention we have the right to lead our response engaging the o.p.c. w. and others as appropriate. on the eighth of march the u.k. formally notified the o.p.c. w. technical secretariat that a chemical attack had taken place on u.k. soil but the russian federation has complained that we are not using article nine of the convention on the contrary on the twelfth of march once it became clear to us that the united kingdom had been attacked my foreign secretary summoned the russian ambassador and sought an explanation from his government as article nine is
clear we have the right to do we have received no meaningful response it is therefore russia which is failing to comply with the provisions of the convention and this council should not fall for their attempt to muddy the waters. in addition the united kingdom is welcome to the offer of technical assistance from the director general of the o.p.c. w. and we have invited the technical secretary at to independently verify our analysis we are making every effort to expedite this process. mr president let is now turned to the part of the chemical weapons convention which russia is not talking about the part which requires state parties to declare chemical weapons stockpiles and facilities which have been used at any time since nine hundred forty six to produce chemical weapons chemical weapons were to be verifiably destroyed and production facilities destroyed or converted subject to approval within ten
years of entry into force of the convention. russia completed destruction of its declared stockpile in september twenty seventh in ten years later been required by the convention in five years the on the single five year extension period russia did not declare agents or production facilities associated with them as it was a required to do under the convention no development facilities were declared yet we know from testimony by the russian scientists deville mir zani off that navi chocks were developed as part of the soviet union's offensive chemical weapons warfare program and inherited by the russian federation. such facilities associate with that program should have been declared under the c.w.c. . even today a russian politician has said that russia has destroyed the navi chalk nerve gas mr president from all of this we can conclude that russia is in serious breach of the chemical weapons convention through its failure to declare the nabil sha'ath
program this fact alone means you should discount any arguments you hear about the possibility of other countries having inherited this technology had russia declared and destroyed their own program there might have been some truth to this. mr president on the fourth of march a weapon so horrific that it is banned from use in wall was used in a peaceful city in my country. this was a reckless act carried out by people who disregard the sanctity of human life who are indifferent to whether innocents are caught up in their attacks they either did not care that the weapon use would be traced back to them or mistakenly believed that they could cover their traces in russian officials and media channels have repeatedly threatened those they consider traitors even after the four march attack russia has a history of state sponsored assassinations including that of alexander litvinenko
poisoned by radioactive materials in my country a decade ago. russia has a history of interfering in other countries whether the botched coup in montenegro repeated cyber attacks on other states or seeking to influence others democratic processes russia has a history of flouting international law most egregiously in crimea eastern ukraine and georgia russia shows disregard for civilian life we all remember flight m.h. seventeen shot down by russian proxies supplied with russian weapons and russia has shown in its repeated protection of chemical weapons use that it has different standards when it comes to the use of these terrible substances we have not jumped to conclusions we have carried out a thorough careful investigation which continues we are asking the o.p.c. w.
to independently verify the nerve agent used we have offered russia the chance to explain that russia has refused we have therefore conclude that the russian state was involved and we have taken certain measures in response in taking these measures we have been clear that we have no disagreement with the people of russia who have been responsible for so many great achievements throughout history. it is the reckless acts of their government that we oppose mr president we are grateful for the support of so many countries around the world we will come back to this council as the investigations make more progress and continue to keep you informed we have already heard the attacks and threats that russia has made over the past few days we know that there will be more to come this is how russia has acted in every other case where it is being caught flouting international law denial
destruction and threats it is what russia does but we will not let such threats deter us we will not weaken our resolve we will stand firm confident in our democracy our rule of law and the freedom of our people we will stand by the values which are shared by the overwhelming majority of those in this council in this united nations and we ask you today to stand by us thank you mr president. thing directors in the duv of the united kingdom for his statement i now give the floor to the representative of the united states. thank you mr president and i thank my british colleagues for calling this important meeting. we're here today to discuss the use of a chemical weapon by one council member in the territory of another council member
let me make one thing clear from the very beginning. the united states stands in absolute solidarity with great britain the united states believes that russia is responsible for the attack on two people and the united kingdom using a military grade nerve agent and dozens of civilians and first responders were also exposed police officer nick bailey was the first to arrive on the scene and remains hospitalized in serious condition our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this atrocious crime. no two nations enjoy a stronger bond than that of the united states and the united kingdom ours is truly a special relationship when our friends in great britain face a challenge the united states will always be there for them always. alone russia's crime is worthy of this council's action but this is not an isolated
incident the assassination attempt insults barry is part of an alarming increase in the use of chemical weapons. last year the north korean regime used the nerve agent v.x. to publicly assassinate kim jong un's brother in a malaysian airport in syria the assad regime continues to kill its own people with chemical weapons years after this council passed resolution twenty one eighteen to remove the threat from syria's chemical weapons program. when the security council created a mechanism to investigate chemical weapons attacks that mechanism was targeted when it began to shine a spotlight on assad's role in killing his own people. a growing concern in all of this dangerous and destabilizing activity is russia. russia failed to ensure syria destroyed its chemical weapons program russia killed the joint investigative
mechanism when it found the side liable for chemical attacks russia used its veto to shield assad five times last year. it has also provided cover for syria in the hague at the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. the russians complained recently that we criticize them too much. if the russian government stopped using chemical weapons to assassinate its enemies and if the russian government stopped helping it syrian ally to use chemical weapons to kill syrian children and if russia cooperated with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons by turning over all information related to this nerve agent we would stop talking about them we take no pleasure and having to constantly criticize russia but we need russia to stop giving us so many reasons to do so. russia must fully cooperate with the u.k.'s investigation and come clean about its
own chemical weapons program. russia is a permanent member of the security council it isn't trusted in the united nations charter without poled ing international peace and security it must account for its actions if we don't take immediate concrete measures to address this now solsbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used. they could be used here in new york or in cities or of any country that sits on this council this is a defining moment in time and time again member states say they oppose the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance now one member stands accused of using chemical weapons on the sovern soil of another member. the credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold russia accountable. thank you.
both representative of the united states for his students i now give the floor to the representative of france. mr president. you know where you i would like to thank the united kingdom for having taken the initiative to call for the simply every serious ongoing security council meeting there at the moment we had the u.k. deputy u.n. ambassador to the united nations there and also nikki haley just know the american what they've got to say the russian representative will be talking in the coming minutes it may take a while as soon as that happens we go over to mr burns and hear the russian side of it as it stands at the moment that will be happening shortly but let's take a look at what else has happened today the vacations of this and one the top like a bit earlier today to the u.k. earlier the u.k.
prime minister driesum may said that britain will expel twenty three russian diplomats and suspend all. meetings now with russia it comes in response to the poisoning of the ex russian intelligence officer and his daughter the city is solved with all things about as the investigation into the instant continues with more from london next. well the british prime minister has said that russia is culpable of attempted murder and among the measures that the u.k. is now taking is the expulsion of twenty three russian diplomats they are suspending high level contacts between the two countries the russian foreign minister's visit to the u.k. has been cancelled and no british officials including members of the world family will be present at the world cup in russia taking place this summer may has said that russia's response to the deadline that was given by midnight last night was
a distain given the gravity of that unravelled mr speaker it was right to offer russia the opportunity to provide an explanation but their response has demonstrated complete disdain for the gravity of these events. they have provided no credible explanation that they could suggest they don't control within her agent no explanation as to how this agent came to be used in the united kingdom no explanation as to why russia has an undeclared chemical weapons program in contravention of international law. the leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn had to ask the british prime minister whether or not any official requests were sent to russia whether any evidence was provided to russia or any facts and that the response was a bit unsubstantial as the prime minister taken the necessary steps under the chemical weapons convention to make a formal request for evidence from the russian government how has she responded to
the russian government's request for a sample of the agent used in the souls return to run its own terms has risen lucian trace analysis been run on a sample of the nerve agent and has that revealed any evidence as to the location or which production. all the identity of its perpetrators we case the russian government the opportunity of the through the day march that my russian befriended from the secretary delivered to the russian ambassador here in london earlier this week to do just that they have not done so if there is a consensus across the but benches of this house. i am only sorry that the consensus does not go as far as the right honorable gentleman. could have taken the opportunity as the u.k. government has done to condemn the culprits of the serious russian.
russian embassy here in london has said that the steps taken by the british government are unjustified unacceptable and shortsighted also saying that the did deterioration of ties between russian aid and the u.k. lies on the british government and that ultimatums don't work with russia everything but if. you feel accepted we pursued a different location. we believe that the you know i do keep the full big international and none of them under this obligations to him. given the weapons they have to present the request to the organization and we're happy to consider this we didn't do the deed this is the international law and of course we're not ready to. to talk you know we will
be ultimately the actions taken by the british government became really a crescendo of over a week of the spy saga on raveling where we saw what could have been a potential local incident unravel into a huge international diplomatic standoff. yes they are keeping an eye on when the russian representative to the u.n. security council speak maybe in the next says i will be across it is looking now at kuwait a believer's speaking at the moment in the u.n. anyway daniel can join in the studio earlier to discuss russia's reaction to britain's primitive measures here as it it saw. think it'll be too long before the result of official response with exact matches from moscow of course from the u.k. government side as we heard there from prime minister to reason may it appears to be an open and shut case there is no other culprits no other possibilities other than the hand of the kremlin being culpable in this attempted murder case now the russian foreign ministry as they initially said a few days back have no knowledge of this they've denied
a woman in this tragic incident they've made it clear that they view this as an act of provocation and that measures will be quick to be taken let's take a listen to what they had to say earlier thread of completing its investigation using established international formats and instruments including those in the framework of the a.p.c. w. which we were expecting the british government chose confrontation with russia is obvious that by opening for unilateral a nontransparent methods of investigating this incident the british authorities have once again tried to unleash an indiscriminate and the russian campaign what they're referring to there was a statement by a foreign minister sergei lavrov as well who called on the u.k. to launch a joint investigation into this incident to provide any details to russia so they could have a joint investigation here through the o.p.c. w that international organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons he said that no such request officially had been received by the russian side from the u.k.
counterparts this is what he had to say just earlier today. we haven't received any official request from london based on its own obligations in accordance with the chemical weapons convention we've told britain we're ready to respond if they file the request instead of filing the official request the u.k. continues to pull political stunts for britain this is special and they are pushing has to be comprehended by the international community as universal proof without presenting concrete facts they will pay for a blatant attempt to dilute the international community it's important to. just how quickly events have moved this incident happened on the fourth of march in just under ten days later we're seeing the biggest diplomatic row between russia and the u.k. on thirty years twenty three diplomats expelled is the worst point in three decades for u.k. russian relations as we said earlier there's no official comment as to what exact measures would be taken but this statement from the foreign ministry they have made clear that countermeasures will be coming soon whether that's the day tomorrow we
don't know but certainly this isn't the last we're going to hear if you're at some of the start of what is the very serious diplomatic incident don't hold is really the studio earlier on let's take a quick look at how this is all turned to develop no end to what appears to be an international standoff. on sunday march fourth a couple of found slumped on a bench and so was pre reporters arrive at the scene for what was thought to be a local incident but soon after a global media frenzy unravels exposure to an unknown substance and so comparisons to the two thousand and six death of alexander litvinenko march sixth the u.k.'s counter-terrorism police take control of the investigation the case foreign secretary boris johnson has this to say while it would be wrong to prejudge the investigation i can reassure the house that should evidence emerged that implies state responsibility then her majesty's government will respond appropriately and
robustly russia says it has no information and offers to help in any way it can downing street remains cautious in finger pointing it being too early to explain what actually unraveled but that approach will soon make a swift exit british prime minister to resign may is expected to provide clarity the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against. the script how this highly likely comes with a pre-determined conclusion and the deadline set for russia to explain itself is wednesday all the while here's the u.k. police where of course getting many questions regarding. that it was actually it was i can't comment on that that this is. not declaring a person of interest or a suspect that this in a court of law this would at least mean a time out in the world of political game play apparently it means very little.
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