U.N. inspectors in Damascus at the invitation of the Syrian government and investigating allegations of chemical weapons use entered into a tunnel in the area occupied by the opposition and found it filled with poison gas precursors. However, they had to leave after some of the investigators were overcome by fumes.
Such a development further reinforces an allegation at a Moscow news conference by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who pointed out the chemical weapons attack occurred at the very time Russian and American officials were meeting to prepare for the next Geneva conference – Geneva 2 – to discuss Syria.
Lavrov contends the attack was designed to sabotage that meeting, since the Syrian opposition doesn’t want to have the meeting with officials of the Syrian government present.
“There is no doubt that this hysteria (chemical weapons attack) will work against the convention of this forum,” Lavrov said. “It is…
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