Thursday, October 31, 2013

OPCW: Syria Has Destroyed Chemical Weapons Facilities

Syria Meets Deadline To Destroy Chemical Production Facilities -- Reuters

* OPCW says it inspected 21 of 23 chemical weapons sites
* Met deadline of Nov. 1 to destroy production facilities
* By mid-2014 must have destroyed all chemical weapons
* Nov. 15 next deadline to agree destruction plan with Syria
* Agreement to destroy follows deadly Aug 21 sarin attack

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament programme, the international chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which won the Nobel Peace prize this month, said its teams had inspected 21 out of 23 chemical weapons sites across the country. The other two were too dangerous to inspect, but the chemical equipment had already been moved to other sites that experts had visited, it said.

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More News On Syria Destroying It's Chemical Production Facilities

Syria's chemical weapons plants destroyed – but actual weapons remain -- Christian Science Monitor
Syria destroys chemical production facilities, meeting disarmament deadline -- Haaretz/AP
Syria Is Said to Destroy All Chemical Arms Production Sites -- New York Times
Syria crisis: Chemical weapons equipment destroyed - OPCW -- BBC
Syria's chemical weapons 'placed under seal' -- AFP
Syria has destroyed chemical weapons facilities, international inspectors say -- Washington Post
OPCW: Syria Has Destroyed Chemical Weapons Production Equipment -- Voice of America
Syria Destroys Chemical-Weapons Facilities Within Deadline -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Destruction of Syrian chemical weapon production equipment is complete, says watchdog -- Daily Mail
Syrian Chemical Weapons Plants Are Inoperable – Arms Watchdog -- RIA Novosti

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