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Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. Significant effort needed!

(B2) A third transfer of a shipment of Syrian chemicals took place on Monday (February 10). This fact added to Syria's recent destruction of 93% of its Isopropanol” was praised by the International Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

New momentum but significant effort needed

The director general of the organization, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü expressed, in a press release, “ the hope that these activities would generate new momentum ". And to add: A significant effort is needed to ensure the transfer out of Syria of the chemical substances that are still there, in application of the obligations incumbent on the Syrian Arab Republic under the decisions of the OPCW Executive Committee and resolution 2118. of the UN Security Council ».

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).