360° Coverage : Syria pledges to cooperate with chemical arms inspectors

2 Updates
Syria pledges to cooperate with chemical arms inspectors
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Syria pledges to cooperate with chemical arms inspectors

Oct 2 2013, 7:24am CDT | by IANS

Damascus, Oct 2 (IANS) Syria's Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar stressed Wednesday his country's resolution to fully cooperate with the international chemical experts to eradicate its chemical weapons stockpiles.

Damascus, Oct 2 — Syria's Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar stressed Wednesday his country's resolution to fully cooperate with the international chemical experts to eradicate its...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Syria pledges to cooperate with chemical arms inspectors

Oct 2 2013, 7:24am CDT | by IANS

Damascus, Oct 2 (IANS) Syria's Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar stressed Wednesday his country's resolution to fully cooperate with the international chemical experts to eradicate its chemical weapons stockpiles.

Damascus, Oct 2 — Syria's Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar stressed Wednesday his country's resolution to fully cooperate with the international chemical experts to eradicate its chemical weapons stockpiles.

"Syria is determined to get done with the chemical weapons' file," Haidar said in an interview with Xinhua, as inspectors and administrative staffers from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Damascus Tuesday to figure out ways to destroy the chemical weapons of Syria.

While stressing that the Syrian government would "provide all necessary facilitation and fully cooperate to implement the recent UN resolution" crafted by the superpowers to destroy the chemical arsenal of Syria, Haidar said the team must carry out its mission with "high efficiency and transparency" to win the trust of the Syrian government.

"Today what is needed is goodwill gestures from the inspectors, " he said.

The OPCW's operation, mandated by the UN Security Council last week, is set to rid Syria of chemical weapons by the middle of next year and the advance team is expected to determine the size and locations of Syria's recently declared chemical stockpile.

"Syria handed over a full file about its chemical weapons, their locations and sizes and every related documents to the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons," Haidar told Xinhua, pointing out that the mission of the experts' team is to "verify those information by comparing the information in the presented documents from the Syrian government with the reality on ground".

Damascus admitted in September it owned chemical weapons, a step necessary for it to accede to the OPCW.

The next step is to disclose its stockpile and to aid the OPCW in the destruction of not only the weapons but also their manufacturing equipment and delivery systems.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq

Oct 29 2014 9:11pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

The review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agen ...
Source: NYT-Politics   Full article at: NYT-Politics
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

11 killed in Zimbabwe stadium stampede
Harare, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) At least 11 people were killed and 40 others injured in a stampede triggered by tear gas firing by police at a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, media reported Friday.
 
 
Eight soldiers die in helicopter crash in Romania
Bucharest, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Eight Romanian soldiers were killed Friday and two others injured when a military helicopter crashed during exercises in the central city of Sibiu, media reported.
 
 
French junior minister resigns over corruption probe
Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) French Junior Minister for Veterans Kader Arif Friday resigned over a corruption probe, president's office said.
 
 
Ukraine accuses Russia of cross-border shelling (Roundup)
Kiev, Nov 21 (IANS) Ukraine Friday accused Russia of carrying out cross-border shelling against Ukrainian positions in the eastern part of the country even as pro-Russian separatists put the toll in the ongoing conflict at 5,000.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Kris Jenner keen on Kourtney and Khloe double wedding
Kris Jenner wants Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian to have a double wedding. The 59-year-old manager reportedly thinks Kourtney should marry Scott Disick and Khloé should marry French Montana during the same ceremony for...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger planning holiday
Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger are planning to go on a romantic holiday. The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker is said to be smitten with the 21-year-old hunk - the son of Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kelly Brook's Winter Chunderland
Kelly Brook was nearly sick at London's Winter Wonderland attraction yesterday (20.11.14). The 34-year-old model attended the VIP launch of the annual festive fair in Hyde Park, and admitted to feeling worse for wear...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Katy Perry and will.i.am to cover Imagine for UNICEF
Yoko Ono, Katy Perry, will.i.am and David Guetta are among the celebrities who have recorded a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine' to raise funds for UNICEF. The star-studded cover will be accompanied by an interactive...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Spanish health worker flown home after possible Ebola contagion
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) A Spanish health worker with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) arrived back in Spain Friday morning from Mali after being deemed at risk of contagion from the Ebola virus. MSF confirmed the female...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Ukraine accuses Russia of cross-border shelling (Roundup)
Kiev, Nov 21 (IANS) Ukraine Friday accused Russia of carrying out cross-border shelling against Ukrainian positions in the eastern part of the country even as pro-Russian separatists put the toll in the ongoing...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Obama set to be chief guest at India's R-Day (Lead, changing dateline)
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Signifying a renewal of the India-US strategic partnership, President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join India's Republic Day celebrations as chief...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Chinese court upholds life sentence against Uyghur activist
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) A court in western China has upheld the conviction and life sentence handed down against Uyghur activist Ilham Tohti, who appealed the sentence when it was first passed in September, one of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Matt Smith to star in Patient Zero
Matt Smith has been cast in 'Patient Zero'. The former 'Doctor Who' star has signed on to appear in the infection film which will see him have to cope with the aftermath of a worldwide viral pandemic across the Earth....
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Mick Jagger praises 'amazing' Chadwick Boseman
Sir Mick Jagger claims Chadwick Boseman is ''amazing'' as James Brown in the singer's biopic 'Get On Up'. The 71-year-old Rolling Stones rocker co-produced the movie and praised the young actor for his portrayal of the...
Read more on Movie Balla