The director general for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed that Syria has handed over the last of its chemical weapons stockpile. That is, the ones they admitted to having.
“I can’t say … that Syria doesn’t have any chemical weapons anymore,” [director general Ahmet] Uzumcu said, while acknowledging that that was true of any country that his organization works with. He said Syria’s declared arsenal was close to estimates made by external security analysts and experts before its disarmament process began.
So all of the country’s chemical weapons are in the hands of Western governments. Oh, except chlorine. That one they’re going to keep on a technicality.
Following a separate investigation last month, an OPCW fact-finding mission found evidence that chlorine gas was used as a weapon in fighting between rebels and Assad’s government. But a May 27 attack on that fact-finding mission prevented it from inspecting an alleged site in the village of Kfar Zeita, 125 miles north of Damascus. The OPCW stopped short of saying which side was to blame.
Chlorine is a common industrial chemical and not considered a chemical weapon, though using any toxic material as a weapon is illegal under international law.
All of this was done with the help of Russian President Vladimir Putin in late 2013. With that kind of help, what could possibly go wrong?
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