>> Inspection from the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were delayed on Monday from visiting the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria. The same attack that triggered those retaliatory strikes from the US, France, and Britain. These photos are from past efforts to investigate similar incidents. Efforts that investigators had previously told Reuters were suspected to be met with systemic obstruction from the government in Damascus.
And security threats that prevented their passage. Reuters Anthony Dutch is at the OPCW headquarters in the Hague.>> One of the most important ways is the collection of scientific evidence, or samples such as soil. Or possibly by testing the weapons delivery system, such as rockets or bombs that were allegedly dropped from helicopters and airplanes over Douma.
Now the trick to doing this in a situation like this would be going in very quickly and because some of the chemicals that were used deteriorate very rapidly.>> The investigating team landed in Syria last week, met with Syrian officials in this hotel, so its been days and they still haven't reached Douma, the site of the suspected attack.
Syria and Russia deny unleashing poison gas during their offensive. Meanwhile, Washington says it's concerned that Russians may have already visited the site in an effort to tamper with the evidence, another allegation that Moscow has denied.>> Behind me the Russia is facing off against western powers at a emergency meeting.
Where sources have told me the Russians are going to introduce a bill which they say is just trying to stall efforts by the inspectors to gather evidence.>> Britain's ambassador to the OPCW says the team couldn't yet reach the site because Syria and Russia could not guarantee their safety.