UNITED NATIONS, April 3 (Reuters) – Syria has packed 40
percent of its chemical weapons arsenal into containers to be
taken outside the country and destroyed, and convoy security has
been deployed to deal with violence around the port city of
Latakia, the head of the mission overseeing the operation said
Syria’s U.N. envoy warned that the government may be forced
to delay its transports due to the security situation and might
miss another deadline for moving the ingredients of its poison
gas program out of the country.
UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) – Syria is charging in a
letter to the United Nations that opposition groups are planning
a toxic gas attack in a rebel-held area near Damascus so they
can then blame it on government security forces.
In a letter dated March 25 and circulated by the U.N. this
week, Syria’s U.N. envoy, Bashar Ja’afari, said his government
had intercepted communications between “terrorists” that showed
a man named Abu Nadir was secretly distributing gas masks in the
rebel-held Jobar area.