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Moscow accuses chemical watchdog of "manipulating" probe in to Skripal poisoning

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Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headquarters in The Hague. Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

Moscow has reportedly accused the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) — an international chemical warfare watchdog — of "manipulating results in Skripal probe," reports the Agence France-Presse. Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, England last month with a nerve agent.

The backdrop: Earlier this month, the OPCW rejected Russia's proposal for a joint investigation into the poisoning. The U.K., along with France, Germany, and the U.S. have blamed Russia for the attack, and countries around the world have expelled Russian diplomats in retaliation. Skripal is reportedly responding to treatment and is no longer in critical condition.