Thursday, January 30, 2014

US And Britain Are Now Accusing The Assad Regime Of Dragging Its Feet On Removing Chemical Weapons

Norway and Denmark are providing transport for Syria's weapons from the port of Latakia. BBC

US And Britain Question Syria's Motives Over Slow Chemical Weapons Handover -- The Guardian

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel says lack of action is worrying with second removal deadline certain to be missed

The US and Britain have expressed concern over the Syrian government's delay in removing chemical weapons materials due to be destroyed under an international disarmament deal.

Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, revealed on Thursday that he had asked his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, to pressure Damascus to comply with the agreement, and urged the Syrian government to intensify efforts to transport chemical arms to Latakia port for destruction.

"I do not know what the Syrian government's motives are - if this is incompetence - or why they are behind in delivering these materials," Hagel told reporters in Warsaw. "They need to fix this."

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More News On The Slow Pace Of Removing Chemical Weapons From Syria

U.S. concerned by chemical weapons delay, urges Syria to comply -- Reuters
Assad regime dragging its feet on removing chemical weapons, U.S. says -- Washington Post
U.S. slams Syria for failing to meet chemical weapons commitments -- L.A. Times
US 'concern' at Syria chemical weapons delay -- BBC
U.S. blasts Syria for "seriously languished and stalled" removal of chemical weapons -- CBS
White House: Syria Must Do More on Chemical Weapons Removal -- Voice of America
U.S.: Syria Behind Schedule On Dismantling Chemical Stockpile -- NPR
US 'concerned' by Syria chemical weapons delay: Hagel -- Ahram Online
U.S. ‘concerned’ by Syria chemical weapons delay -- Al Arabiya
US 'concerned' by delay in Syria chemical weapons move -- Al Bawaba
Syria has shipped out less than 5 percent of chemical weapons -- FOX News

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