Experts invited to UK to work on nerve agent case

The UK has invited independent technical experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to travel to the UK to collect further samples of the nerve agent used in the Amesbury case.

The experts will return to the UK to continue their work to independently confirm the identity of the nerve agent, which resulted in the death of one British national in Amesbury, and left another seriously ill.

The UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the OPCW has written to the Organisation’s Director General, inviting them to assist the work already taking place – in accordance with Article VIII 38 (e) of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

During their visit, the OPCW’s experts will collect more samples to inform their work following their visit in July.

The samples will be analysed at highly reputable international laboratories designated by the OPCW.

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