Lavrov: London desperately trying to find confirmation of their stance on Skripal case
Statements on the production of the Novichok nerve agent allegedly used for poisoning former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, the UK, are indicative of London’s hectic attempts to find a confirmation of its stance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"If they learned about some enterprise in the Saratov Region last month or just yesterday, that shows once again that they are desperately trying every day to find some new confirmation of their totally hopeless stance," TASS cited the diplomat as saying.
According to him, London’s stance will continue to be hopeless until "Britain agrees to hold consultations frankly, honestly, in accordance with the procedures under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), trying to establish the truth, putting all its cards on the table instead of keeping them in one’s pocket, the way it was with the Litvinenko case, the Perepelichny case and the Berezovsky case."
Russia’s top diplomat added that Moscow is aware of the real worth of London’s statements, including from the experience of the aforementioned cases. "We will not trust them. We want to verify [everything], but they do not let us do so," Lavrov concluded.