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Syria meets chemical arms deadline

Updated: 2013-11-01 07:17
By Agencies ( China Daily)

All weapons destroyed or rendered inoperable; next key date Nov 15 in Beirut, Lebanon, The Hague, Netherlands and Damascus, Syria

Syria has destroyed or rendered inoperable all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an ambitious disarmament program, the international chemical weapons watchdog said on Thursday.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace prize last month, said its teams 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.

Syria meets chemical arms deadline