November 15, 2018

UK requested extension

United Kingdom Requests Extension of OPCW Technical Assistance for Amesbury, UK Incident

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—7 August 2018 — The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) received a request on 6 August from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) for the OPCW to extend its technical assistance in the technical evaluation of unscheduled chemicals.

In response to the request, the OPCW will deploy a technical assistance team for a follow-up visit and to collect additional samples. Samples will be sent to two OPCW designated laboratories. Once the results of the analysis are received, the report will be submitted to the United Kingdom.

The UK’s request for assistance was made in accordance with Article VIII 38 (e) of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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