Intel: UN finds undeclared chemical weapons stockpile in Syria

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United Nations investigators uncovered previously undisclosed stockpiles of Syria’s chemical weapons, the UN’s top official for disarmament revealed to the Security Council on Thursday.

The discovery is the latest sign that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has not fully complied with an US and Russia-brokered agreement in 2013 to destroy the country’s stockpiles.

Analysis of samples from storage containers at a previously declared chemical weapons facility revealed a “large volume” of a chemical warfare agent, the UN’s disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said yesterday.



Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/05/intel-un-finds-undeclared-chemical-weapons-stockpile-syria#ixzz6uRYFXUH8