Syria still holds chemical weapons

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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.

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