RT: Chemical weapons watchdog postpones meeting on Syria

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Published time: September 20, 2013 16:23

United Nations inspectors arrive in a van at the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in The Hague, on August 31, 2013.  (AFP Photo/Guus Schoonewille)United Nations inspectors arrive in a van at the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), in The Hague, on August 31, 2013. (AFP Photo/Guus Schoonewille)

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has postponed a meeting to discuss the recent Russia-US plan to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal. The news comes as Damascus handed over an inventory of its stockpiles in line with the joint proposal.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it would announce a new date and time for the meeting “as soon as possible.

Diplomatic sources told AFP that a draft text to be discussed at the meeting had yet to be agreed upon by Moscow and Washington. The Hague-based OPCW has already postponed the meeting several times over the past week.

The organization’s 41-member Executive Council, which is comprised of ambassadors from…

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