Report: Syria to ship toxic agents
February 4th, 2014
08:55 AM ET

Report: Syria to ship toxic agents

By Alla Eshchenko and Laura Smith-Spark

Syria plans to send a large shipment of toxic agents out of the country this month, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Russian state-run news agency Ria Novosti.

Syria intends to finish the process by March 1, which would be in line with deadlines set by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), he said.

Bogdanov warned against "dramatizing the situation around demilitarization."

The head of the OPCW urged Syria last week to speed up the process of removing the chemicals earmarked for destruction outside its territory.

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Filed under: Chemical Weapons • Syria
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  1. dougjmiller

    CNN is cranking out propaganda for the Assad regime and attempting to make Obama look good. Don't be surprised if the Assad regime violates their agreement to give up their chemical and biological stockpiles. Obama and his cronies once again gave away the store and look like incompetent fools, or worse. But once again the mainstream media lets Obama get away with murder. And If those weapons of mass destruction in Syria aren't destroyed, they will kill a lot of people

    February 4, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Reply
  2. Random

    There are zero second chances assad. If you fail to meet the obligations given to you by Russia and US and the international community nothing will save you. It doesnt matter why only if you meet the deadlines. If you screw this up there is nothing we can do to stop them from holding you accountable their way. There is good reason no one is worried if you fail. You will just catch a bunker buster if that happens.

    February 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Reply

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