US officials had been gearing up for Syria to miss the artificially early deadline they imposed for Syria to deliver its chemical arsenal list to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Syria has turned over the list today, however, beating the deadline.
Under the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) Syria was obliged to turn over the list within 30 days of ratification, though the US insisted that Syria had only seven days to meet their deadline. Syria did it in six.
The OPCW confirmed receipt of the initial declaration, and says that it is under review now, though the details will not be released publicly. Syria was estimated to have some 1,000 tons of chemical weapons.
US officials downplayed the release, saying that they will continue to press the UN Security Council for a resolution that threatens “consequences” against Syria and warning that such a resolution must be passed soon.
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Now the issue should be taken into consideration who has invented this CHEMICAL WEAPON and from where Syria collected the raw materials and who in the first place has invented it? They should be penalized first for the inventions of Chemical Weapon or what they call is WMD………..
Poor Kerry…at every turn the Syrians (or the Russians – and possibly the Iranians) are foiling his attempts to start a war ("It's not a war!!!)") with Syria. He must be on "Plan K" by now.
No, he ran out of "Planning" now he is going to come up with an alibi with a little white lie behind it.
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