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UN chemical weapons team to return to Syria: envoy

Published on Aug 6, 2014 2:54 AM
 
Mission chief Sigrid Kaag, seen here at the United Nations headquarters in New York on June 4, 2014, told the UN Security Council that a team will travel to the Syrian capital in September to follow up on Damascus' pledge to hand over its chemical weapons arsenal. -- PHOTO: AFP

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - A team of chemical weapons experts will travel to Syria next month to follow up on Damascus’ pledge to hand over its arsenal, the British UN envoy said Tuesday.

A joint mission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations is overseeing the destruction of the stockpile, but questions remain over whether the regime made a full disclosure.

The head of the mission, Sigrid Kaag, told the UN Security Council that a team will travel to the Syrian capital in September to follow up, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant told reporters.

During the session, the Council also discussed allegations of chlorine-based bombs being used in Syria in recent weeks.

 
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