Watchdog wants to speed up Syrian disarmament
Chemical weapons watchdog urges Syria to intensify efforts on stockpile disposal
Associated Press
2014-01-08 10:01 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The global chemical weapons watchdog is urging Syria to intensify efforts to get its stockpile of raw materials for poison gas and nerve agents to a port, so it can be shipped out of the country and destroyed.

The appeal was made Wednesday, a day after the first batch of toxic chemicals -- believed to be precursors for mustard gas and sarin -- was loaded onto a Danish cargo ship in the Syrian port of Latakia and shipped toward international waters.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons spokesman Michael Luhan says the Nobel Peace Prize-winning watchdog is "exhorting the Syrian government to intensify its efforts so we can conclude this critical part of this mission absolutely as fast as conditions allow."

Advertisement »
HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  Society |  OPINION |  E-Paper
  • Taiwan News  ©  2016 All Rights Reserved.