- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

UN experts begin weapons dismantling process in Syria

Posted By admin On October 1, 2013 @ 10:53 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Irish Times [1]
October 1, 2013

UN experts charged with starting the process of verifying and eliminating chemical weapons arrived in Syria today for the mission endorsed by the UN Security Council.

A convoy of about 20 United Nations vehicles carrying the experts, equipment and security personnel crossed the border from Lebanon shortly after 1130 GMT, a Reuters television cameraman said.

The UN mission, which Washington and Moscow hammered out after an August 21st chemical weapons attack in Damascus prompted US threats of air strikes against the Syrian government, is expected to continue until at least mid-2014.

More than 100,000 people have died in Syria’s conflict, which began in early 2011 with peaceful demonstrations seeking more democracy but has deteriorated into sectarian civil war.

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-experts-begin-weapons-dismantling-process-in-syria.html

URLs in this post:

[1] Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/un-experts-begin-weapons-dismantling-process-in-syria-1.1546232

[2] Syria Hands Russia Proof on Rebels’ Use of Chemical Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-tells-russia-it-has-proof-rebels-used-chemicals.html

[3] Experts: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack “Suspicious”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/experts-syria-chemical-weapons-attack-suspicious.html

[4] Syria Accepts Russian Offer to Give Up Chemical Weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-accepts-russian-offer-to-give-up-chemical-weapons.html

[5] Syria Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Not Ordered’ by Assad – Report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-chemical-weapons-attack-not-ordered-by-assad-report.html

[6] Rebels smuggling Syria chemical weapons strike evidence to U.N. experts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rebels-smuggling-syria-chemical-weapons-strike-evidence-to-u-n-experts.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.