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MOSCOW, February 21. /ITAR-TASS/. An extended deadline sought by Syria to destroy its chemical weapons stocks gives advantage to President Bashar Assad in the run up to the presidential election in July, director of the Center for Social and Political Studies and expert on weapons of mass destruction Vladimir Yevseyev told Itar-Tass.
United Nations agreement to extend the deadline for the weapons' destruction would benefit the Syrian president ahead of the presidential race, in which Assad planned to run, Yevseyev said.
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane said on Thursday that Syrian authorities, together with the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, had been working to extend the deadline to destroy the most dangerous weapons. To date, only 11% of poisonous agents had been removed from Syria.
The executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons meets on Friday to discuss the timescale for the weapons to be destroyed.