Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sources




 
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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sources
 
April 24th, 2014  
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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sources
By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission on his own initiative to investigate reports of chlorine gas attacks there, sources said. Syria became a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) last year as part of a deal with Russia and the United States to destroy its chemical weapons program. OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu has the authority to launch an investigation into alleged use of chemical weapons in member states, including Syria, without the need to seek a formal request from a member state, sources told Reuters on Thursday.




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