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All Syrian chemical weapons factories destroyed, says watchdog

Posted By admin On October 31, 2013 @ 5:34 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
October 31, 2013

Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a key deadline in an ambitious disarmament programme, the international chemical weapons watchdog said in a document seen by Reuters.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said its teams had inspected 21 out of 23 chemical weapons sites across the country. The other two were too dangerous to inspect but the chemical equipment had already been moved to other sites which experts had visited, it said.

“The OPCW is satisfied it has verified, and seen destroyed, all declared critical production/mixing/filling equipment from all 23 sites,” the document said.

Under a Russian-American-brokered deal, Damascus agreed to destroy all its chemical weapons after Washington threatened to use force in response to the killing of hundreds of people in a sarin attack on the outskirts of Damascus on 21 August.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/31/syria-chemical-weapons-factories-destroyed-opcw

[2] Part of Syrian Chemical Arsenal Already Destroyed – UN: http://www.prisonplanet.com/part-of-syrian-chemical-arsenal-already-destroyed-un.html

[3] Syria submits first details on chemical weapons to Hague watchdog: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-submits-first-details-on-chemical-weapons-to-hague-watchdog.html

[4] Chemical Weapons Expert: U.S. Deadline for Syrian Chemical Weapons Is Contrary to International Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chemical-weapons-expert-u-s-deadline-for-syrian-chemical-weapons-is-contrary-to-international-law.html

[5] ‘No confirmed reports’ Syrian govt preparing to use chemical weapons – UN chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-confirmed-reports-syrian-govt-preparing-to-use-chemical-weapons-%e2%80%93-un-chief.html

[6] Russia Urges Syrian Rebels to Destroy Chemical Weapons – Lavrov: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-urges-syrian-rebels-to-destroy-chemical-weapons-lavrov.html

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