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article imageOPCW - Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemicals

By Paul Iddon     Mar 4, 2014 in Politics
According to the worlds leading chemicals arms watchdog, 'The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons' (OPCW) the Syrian regime has shipped out about one-third of its chemical weapons stockpile.
Reuters reports that the OPCW has stated that Damascus has to date shipped out six consignments of its chemicals as par the UN Security Council resolution passed last year.
It also added that two more shipments of such toxic agents are presently en route to the northern Syrian port of Latakia. From there they will be shipped on to Germany and the United Kingdom where they will be destroyed.
BBC News also reports that Syria has put forth a new plan for the removal of its chemical weapons which comes months after the expiration of the deadline of the aforementioned UN Security Council resolution.
The BBC quotes the OPCW statement which refers to Damascus's hopes that it will have shipped out its most dangerous of such weapons by the end of April this year.
The OPCW United Nations mission has said this constitutes "good progress".
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