October 8th, 2013
06:03 AM ET

Syria: Weapons team faces many dangers - Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons is unprecedented and that the team faces many grave dangers.

The joint mission, made up of personnel from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, is tasked with overseeing the elimination of all Syria's chemical weapons by the middle of next year.

Syrians began destroying their country's chemical weapons program Sunday under the oversight of an advance team of OPCW inspectors and U.N. security personnel, Ban said.


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  1. banasy©

    Danger from who? The rebels?

    October 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat


    October 8, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    This is indeed an unprecedented undertaking and has so far been proceeding rather well due to the timely and accurate inventory provided by Syrians.

    October 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Hope this wraps up and then others in possession of WMDS in the M.East are disarmed (wishfully?)

    October 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |