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Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons could be destroyed by June 2014

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Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons could be destroyed by June 2014

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Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons could be destroyed by mid-2014, it’s been claimed.

Ahmet Uzumcu, chief of the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, said Syrian officials had been “quite co-operative” over the destruction of the country’s stockpiles.

The move to rid Syria of its chemical weapons was established under a United Nations resolution, which was passed after agreement between Russia and the US.

Russia brokered the deal after the US had threatened military intervention.

Uzumcu, director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said international experts aimed to visit 20 sites in the coming days and weeks, and
described their mission to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014 as “realistic” if they had international support.