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Thursday, 30 January 2014

US ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Syrian Chemical Arms Delay/France: concern over delay in Syria's chemical destruction

WASHINGTON, January 30 (RIA Novosti) – US officials said Thursday that they are “concerned” about delays by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government in handing over its chemical weapons to be destroyed under a deal brokered by Russia and the United States.
“It is the Assad regime’s responsibility to transport those chemicals safely to facilitate removal. We expect them to meet their obligation to do so,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.

The US ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is tasked with overseeing the destruction process, said Thursday that Syria’s efforts to move its chemical stockpile to the port of Latakia have “seriously languished and stalled.”
So far the Syrian government has removed only 4 percent of its most dangerous chemicals, including nerve agents such as mustard gas, and “roughly the same small percentage” of its declared toxic materials that can be used to make chemical weapons, Ambassador Robert P. Mikulak said.
“The United States is deeply concerned about the failure of the Government of Syria to transport to Latakia all of the chemical agent and precursors as mandated by OPCW Executive Council decisions,” Mikulak said in a statement to the Hague-based organization.......................http://en.ria.ru/world/20140131/187058725/US-Deeply-Concerned-Over-Syrian-Chemical-Arms-Delay.html
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  • France calls for world to take notice of delay in Syria's chemical weapon transfer
PARIS
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the international community to pay attention to the delay in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons.
Fabius said: "It seems that the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons lags behind the schedule, the international community should pay attention to whether the promises given are kept or not." 
The UN Security Council decided on the deadline of December 31, 2013, for the transfer of Syria's chemical stockpile out of the country for destruction.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for the Syria regime to accelerate the transfer process and criticized it for the unexcused delay in a statement he delivered on January 27.
 http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/281352--france-concern-over-delay-in-syrias-chemical-destruction
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