Saturday, March 17, 2018

Craig Murray — First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2017 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCW

The line that novichoks can only be produced by Russia is now proven to be a complete lie. As I previously proved by referencing their publications, in 2013 the OPCW scientific advisory committee note the evidence was sparse that novichoks had ever been successfully produced, and in 2016 that was still the line being published by Porton Down in 2016. You can find the hard evidence of all that here.
I have now been sent the vital information that in 2017, Iranian scientists set out to study whether novichoks really could be produced from commercially available ingredients. Iran succeeded in synthesising a number of novichoks. Iran did this in full cooperation with the OPCW and immediately reported the results to the OPCW so they could be added to the chemical weapons database.
This makes complete nonsense of the Theresa May’s “of a type developed by Russia” line, used to parliament and the UN Security Council. This explains why Porton Down have refused to cave in to governmental pressure to say the nerve agent was Russian. If Iran can make a novichok, so can a significant number of states.

While Iran acted absolutely responsibly in cooperating with the OPCW, there are a handful of rogue states operating outwith the rule of international law, like Israel and North Korea, which refuse to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, join the OPCW or destroy their chemical weapons stocks. Russia has cooperated in the OPCW destruction of all its chemical weapons stocks, completed last year, which included regular OPCW inspection of all the sites alleged to have been in the original “novichok” programme. Why nobody is even looking at the rogue states outwith the OPCW is a genuine puzzle.…
If others, which others and cui bono?

Israel/Mossad immediately comes to mind. Israel has stated that it is preparing for hostilities with Iran and soliciting the West for support, while Russia is standing in the way. The means and motive are clear, and Mossad has a long record of such operations.

Craig Murray
First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2017 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCW



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6 comments:

Jonf said...

You got any like reliable sources or just the usual Putin junk?

Tom Hickey said...

What would be a "reliable source."

All the parties involved are presenting the case from their POV.

The challenge is to accurately understand all POVs and identify the good and bad in each of them to come to an assessment.

This is how intel works.

Unknown said...

Bad link on Craig Murray article - corriect link https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/first-recorded-successful-novichok-synthesis-was-in-2017-by-iran-in-cooperation-with-the-opcw/

Tom Hickey said...

Thanks. Fixed.

Kaivey said...
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Kaivey said...

Craig Murray is not a bad source.

Anyhow, why don't you think a British person might have done it. Churchill starved to death 2 million Indians. The same bastards are in control.