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        Russian FM:U.S. opposes verification of bioweapon production

        Added On May 16, 2020

        Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the U.S. has categorically opposed the adoption of a protocol to the convention of banning biological and toxin weapons, which would establish a mechanism to verify compliance by member countries with their obligation not to produce such weapons.

        Lavrov said on Wednesday that the United States' reluctance to ensure transparency of its military-biological activities raises questions about what is really happening and what goals are being pursued.
        Lavrov said since 2001, Russia, together with other countries, has advocated an agreement on the preparation of such a protocol.
        He said Russia has repeatedly drawn attention to the creation and development of biological laboratories all over the world, most of which work under the auspices of the Pentagon.
        He added that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is preparing an action plan to ensure sanitary and epidemiological safety, with a summit to be held this year in St. Petersburg.