Friday, November 01, 2013

SYRIA - Destruction of Chemical Weapon-Making Facilities and Diplomacy

"Syria completes 'functional destruction' of chemical weapon-making facilities" (Part-1) PBS Newshour 10/31/2013


SUMMARY:  The Syrian government met a milestone Thursday as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed the nation's chemical weapons production capabilities have been disabled.  Jeffrey Brown reports on next steps for disarmament and the state of diplomatic efforts to end fighting between rebels and Assad troops.

"Destroying chemical arms production ability is 'significant step' for Syria" (Part-2) PBS Newshour 10/31/2013


SUMMARY:  Destroying Syria's ability to produce and distribute chemical weapons has greatly reduced their capacity for damage.  What lies ahead to complete the destruction process by 2014?  Judy Woodruff talks to former U.N. weapons inspector Charles Duelfer for more on the chemical threat that remains in the volatile region.

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