Russian state media have reported that ISIS terrorists have gained access to the production of chemical weapons, according to the head of the department for non-proliferation and arms control of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Ulyanov.
“By all accounts, the Islamic State group has gained access to technologies for the production of chemical weapons,” Ulyanov told TASS newspaper.
“In the ISIS case, this is already not only the use of chlorine for military purposes, what Damascus is usually accused of, although there has been no proof yet”, he said.
“There are facts against ISIS on the use of real chemical weapons – mustard agent, and possibly, lewisite the production of which demands use of rather complex technologies,” he added.
Previously, top Russian spy chief Alexander Bortnikov had said that the Islamic State was expanding its zone of influence.
Mercenaries from more than 100 countries of the world are looking to join the organization.