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UNITED NATIONS, October 11 (Itar-Tass) - The UN Security Council has decided to authorize the proposals by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on elimination of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile in a letter, not in a resolution, Azerbaijan's Ambassador to the UN Agshin Mekhdiyev, the current council president, said on Thursday.
On October 7, Ban Ki-moon sent a letter with his recommendations to the UN SC proposing to establish a joint mission by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons with bases in Damascus and on the Cyprus, and a staff totaling some 100.