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65% of chemical weapons removed from Syria — OPCW

April 14, 2014, 12:34 UTC+3 THE HAGUE
The organization’s Secretary General Ahmet Üzümcü noted the commitment of the Syrian government to honoring its obligations
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Vessel 'Taiko' entering the harbour of Latakia to load chemical weapons

Vessel 'Taiko' entering the harbour of Latakia to load chemical weapons

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THE HAGUE, April 14. /ITAR-TASS/. A total of 65% of chemical weapons have been withdrawn from Syria, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has said.

“The Syrian government has completed the delivery of another 13th batch of chemical agents. It was put on a ship and taken out of the country,” the organization said. “The previous batch was evacuated on April 10.”

All in all, the amount of chemical weapons removed from Syria has achieved 65.1%, including 57.4% priority ones (the most risky — ITAR-TASS), the OPWC said.

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Details on Syrian chemical weapons arsenal. ITAR-TASS Infographics
The organization’s Secretary General Ahmet Üzümcü noted the commitment of the Syrian government to honoring its obligations.

The frequency and amounts of weapons batches brought to the port of Latakia have increased considerably, which is evidence of the Syrian authorities” determination to fit in with the established deadlines.

All chemical weapons are to be out of Syria by end of April. Britain, Germany, the United States and Finland will be responsible for its elimination.

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