Statement Regarding Newslines Magazine Article

A false claim regarding the Statement of Concern and the Berlin Group 21 has been published in an online article claiming that another organisation is behind the signatories of the Statement of Concern and the Berlin Group 21.
We take strong exception to this claim, of course, as it is entirely false. The Statement of Concern has been prepared and organized through signatories who share the same concerns regarding the OPCW’s investigation of the Douma incident. No other organisation or group is represented in the Statement of Concern.
The Berlin Group 21 has been established by Ambassador José Bustani, Professor Richard Falk and Hans von Sponeck and is entirely independent of any other group or organisation.
A request for correction has been addressed to the journalists concerned.