the head of The Swiss chemistry laboratories Spiez accuses Russia of "political instrumentalization". With false statements and espionage, Russia has made an attempt, according to Marc Cadisch unprecedented pressure test on a trust in the laboratory of the chemical weapons Organisation of the OPCW. The Institute investigated the attack on the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.
The year 2018 was crazy, he said in an Interview with the Newspapers of the "CH Media". "We were politically instrumentalized." It was absolutely unique. Political pressure experiments on trust laboratories, not to have given until now.
The reason looks Cadisch in a change in the security situation. The chemical weapons Convention of 1997 was, until recently, completely uncontested and successful. About 95 percent of the once existing chemical weapons are destroyed. Now, it was about these issues but agree.
Russian foreign Minister fuelled uncertainty
The Spiez laboratory is one of the worldwide leading institutions in the NBC protection and is regularly charged in addition to other such institutions with sensitive investigations and the organization for prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW). The laboratory was looking for about poison gas samples from the Syria war, and it was involved in the investigation of the attack on the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.
After the poison attack on Sergei Skripal in England, the Russian foreign Minister, have doubt with alleged quotes from an official report to the originator of the chemical, the credibility of the OPCW and uncertainty want to stir up said Cadisch. "His statements were wrong." The laboratories tested samples on their ingredients, and would make no statements as to how a player will develop a toxin, or could have.
Higher stroke risk in Switzerland
The laboratory service was also in the focus of Russian intelligence. There was a hacker attack and four Russian agents were stopped in Holland, who wanted to Spiez travel. The laboratory announced after tightening its security measures.
The risk of a poison gas attack in Switzerland, the laboratory Director are considered to be small, "but not equal to zero". It could be more incidents in the world. In Malaysia, for instance, in 2017, the half-brother of Kim Jong-was-un-poisoned, 2018, the incident was in Salisbury and in Germany can be taken in the last year, apparently by Islamist assassins of the security forces in its preparations with Ricin poison and explosives.
The danger for an incident in Switzerland was increased slightly. In the reference scenarios, which create the laboratory for the Federal government, will correct the risk to the top. (ij/sda)
Created: 31.01.2019, 09:18 PM