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UN chief says Syria`s chemical weapons can be dismantled without full ceasefire

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 16:49

Washington: Syria`s chemical weapons arsenal can be dismantled as quickly as possible, even without a full ceasefire, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

At a press conference, which was dominated by questions regarding a report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, he said that the process of verifying and destroying the chemical weapons can be done expeditiously if there is a political will.

When asked about whether the work can be pulled off without a full ceasefire, the UN chief voiced confidence but also acknowledged "it is a very difficult process.

First Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 16:49
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