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Destruction of remaining chemical sites in Syria to start within month

November 06, 2014, 4:33 UTC+3 UNITED NATIONS

It will be completed by the summer of 2015

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UNITED NATIONS, November 6. /TASS/. The destruction of the remaining 12 chemical weapons sites in Syria will start later in November to be completed by the summer of 2015, the Australian Permanent Representative at to the United Nations, Gary Quinlan, presiding the United Nations Security Council in November, said on Wednesday.

“Destruction is scheduled to commence later this month and likely to be completed, probably, around the summer of next year, 2015,” he said following U.N. Security Council consultations on the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria.

Special Adviser to the Secretary-General Sigrid Kaag, who was coordinator of a mission of the United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons /OPCW/ that formally was completed on September 30, addressed the U.N. Security Council members by videoconference to inform them about her ongoing activities.

Syria’s Permanent Representative Bashar al-Jafari told journalists after the meeting that the eliminations of idling facilities may begin later in the week. He said that a delegation from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was currently in Damascus to descuss details of the forthcoming work.

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