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Syria chemical arsenal ‘unweaponized’.

Posted on 27th September 2013.       Find Article Here:-

A report says Russian and US officials assess that Syria’s chemical agents arsenal is mostly ‘unweaponized,’ enabling a faster removal of the stockpile than previously thought. On Thursday, the Washington Post cited a confidential assessment carried out by Washington and Moscow as saying that Russian and US officials believe Syria’s entire chemical arsenal could be dismantled in a nine-month time span.

The officials also believe the “unweaponized” state of chemical weapons arsenal in Syria has made it less likely to be hidden by the Syrian government or seized by the Takfiri groups operating in the country.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on September 21 that it started examining Syria’s “initial declaration” of chemical weapons. The Hague-based body is tasked with implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CW).
On September 14, the United States and Russia reached an agreement in Geneva on a framework that will see the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014. The deal was reached after Russia offered Syria to put its chemical weapons arsenal under international control and Damascus accepted the proposal.

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