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Most of Syria’s toxins can be destroyed more easily than officials initially thought

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/09/2013

Joby Warrick

U.S. and Russian officials now believe that the vast majority of Syria’s nerve agent stockpile consists of “unweaponized” liquid precursors that could be neutralized relatively quickly, lowering the risk that the toxins could be hidden away by the regime or stolen by terrorists.
A confidential assessment by the United States and Russia also concludes that Syria’s entire arsenal could be destroyed in about nine months, assuming that Syrian officials honor promises to cede control of the chemical assets to international inspectors, according to two people briefed on the analysis.
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"Most of Syria’s toxins can be destroyed more easily than officials initially thought", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/most-of-syria-s-toxins-can-be-destroyed-more-easily-than-officials-initially-thought