Syria's chemical weapons production tools 'destroyed'

It was stated that all the materials used in the production of chemical weapons and putting them in various warheads in Syria were liquidated.

A source from OPCW, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, who did not want to be named, told AFP News Agency, "Syria has completed the process of rendering its chemical weapons production and assembly facilities inoperable." said.

The OPCW is expected to make an official statement later today.

The auditors were required to complete this process by tomorrow, at the latest, in accordance with the schedule stipulated in the UN Security Council resolution.

Chemical weapons inspectors were dispatched after government forces claimed that last August, the chemical attack that killed hundreds of civilians in Ghouta, outside the capital, Damascus, was carried out.

The Syrian government denied the claim.

Upon the US threat to use force against Syria, Russia and the US agreed to open Syria's chemical weapons stockpile to international control.

21 facilities inspected

Following the liquidation of chemical weapons production materials, Syria must completely destroy its chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of next year.

OPCW inspected 23 of the 21 chemical weapons facilities in Syria, Reuters reported.

It was stated that the two facilities could not be visited due to security concerns, and it was emphasized that the materials in these two facilities had been moved to other places before.

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Source : internethaber

📩 01/11/2013 12:44

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