Syria still holds chemical weapons
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
“The biggest bulk of the chemical weapons material is removed but not yet destroyed and that counts towards the 30 June deadline. That’s why it’s so important to get the remainder of the chemical weapons material that is still in one site,” Ms Kaag, the head of the OPCW, told the BBC.
She also said the UN was concerned by recent reports that Syrian forces had used chlorine gas as a weapon.
Chlorine was not a substance included in the deal, which is widely seen as having averted US military action against the Syrian government.
The US ship MV Ray has been specially fitted out for the destruction at sea of Syria’s chemical weapons.