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Russia: Syria’s chemical weapons must be destroyed inside country
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Russia is insisting that Syria’s chemical weapons should stay in the country until they are destroyed. Moscow is ready to help guard stockpiles and factories when Assad’s government starts the disarmament process, a senior Russian official says.

"As Russia publicly stated previously, we will be ready to help in guarding those facilities where work is being carried out," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

Russia hopes that Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) member states will “seriously consider the possibility of taking part in this process.”

However, Ryabkov stressed that there is no possibility that Syrian chemical weapons would be destroyed on Russia’s territory.

“There’s no doubt, we won’t do it,” Raybkov said. He added that the chemical weapons should be destroyed in Syria, b

Added: Sep-26-2013 Occurred On: Sep-26-2013
By: Art of War
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Tags: Syria, Russia, Un, Sarin, OPCW, Chemical Weapon
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