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Damascus agrees OPCW demand to access research centers

Damascus, Damascus agreed to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) request on access to research centers, Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted by Russian media 'Sputnik' as saying.

'We have approved all visits requested by the OPCW, including this one. It is an official inspection that pursues a specific goal. We will by no means hinder the OPCW and will let it get acquainted with our achievements � which is our commitment to obligations,' Faisal Mekdad was quoted as saying.

Syria had 1,300 tons chemicals used in making chemical weapons.

After signing agreement with OPCW, Syria delivered all of them to OPCW three years ago.

After delivering all chemicals, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Azumcu announced that security condition has been promoted in chemicals reservoirs in Syria and the material have been transferred to Lattakia.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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