Tagged: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

‘Syrian regime accused of chemical attack on Harasta,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 11 April 2014

Almost eight months after the deadly chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian regime, which led to over 1000 deaths, activists are reporting another attack using poisonous gasses in the town of Harasta in the Rif Dimashq governorate. The August 21st, 2013 attack led the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to begin a program for the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, but regime forces have continued to strike opposition-held towns and cities hard with barrel bombs. The regime says it maintains its commitment to destroying its chemical weapons. Continue reading

France prepared to offer its experience to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, Al-Quds (London), 19 November 2013

France has offered its expertise to assist the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to destroy Syria’s remaining chemical weapons arsenal. France, along with Albania and Belgium, have refused to accept the weapons themselves on their territory.

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‘Norway Considering to receive ‘Chemical weapons’ and Destroy them in its Territory’, al-Watan (Syria), 23rd October 2013

النرويج تدرس استقبال «الكيميائي» وإتلافه على أراضيها

23/10/2013

على حين أعلنت منظمة حظر الأسلحة الكيميائية أمس أنها ستتلقى خلال الأربع والعشرين ساعة المقبلة إعلان سورية بشأن برنامج أسلحتها الكيماوية وذلك قبل أيام من الموعد المحدد، كشفت الأمم المتحدة أن خبراء الأسلحة الكيماوية، الذين فتشوا 19 منشأة متعلقة بإنتاج وحفظ مواد سامة من أصل 23 صرحت عنها دمشق، سيحاولون زيارة بقية المواقع حتى نهاية الشهر الجاري.

وإذ أشارت المنظمة الدولية إلى عرض الدنمارك مساعدتها في تنفيذ عملية تدمير السلاح الكيميائي السوري، أعلنت الحكومة النرويجية أنها تدرس الطلب الذي تقدمت به روسيا والولايات المتحدة المتعلق بنقل الجزء الأكبر من الأسلحة الكيميائية السورية إلى أراضيها وإتلافه.

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Translation

Norway Considering to receive ‘Chemical Weapons’ and Destroy them in its Territory

23rd October 2013

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced yesterday that it will during the next 24 hours receive a statement from Syria in regards to their chemical weapons programme, just days before the deadline. The United Nations revealed that chemical weapons experts have searched 19  facilities related to the production and conservation of toxic substances out of the 23 declared by Damascus and will attempt to visit all sites by the end of next month.

In light of the international organization’s reference to Denmark’s display in assisting them in the process of destroying the Syrian chemical weapons, the Norwegian government announced that it will consider the request, advanced by Russia and the United States, for an area in their territory to transfer a large part of the chemical weapons for destruction.

Translated by Robert Forster

Article available at al-Watan.