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Peace Process Failing In Syria

Courtesy: US State Department
February 14, 2014

A new study shows that Syria has only gotten rid of 11% of its chemical weapons, a far cry from the February 5 requirement set up by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.  Secretary of State John Kerry has reminded the world that all options remain on the table in ensuring compliance with the agreement that was made to ensure the Assad regime got rid of its chemical weapons.


Syria has shipped out 11% of its chemical weapons stockpile — falling far short of the February 5 deadline to have all such arms removed from the country, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told CNN Wednesday.

The slow pace of removal prompted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to warn last month that all options remain available to force compliance.

The OPCW is now in touch with senior Syrian officials to discuss a new schedule going forward.

Meanwhile, groups of civilians were evacuating a besieged city Wednesday as opposition leaders unveiled a diplomatic road map they hope will lead their country out of a brutal civil war.

At least 200 people had registered to evacuate the Old City of Homs on Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society said in a Twitter post.

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