According to sources at Hague, Syrian officials have been extremely cooperative in aiding authorities against the country’s so-called arsenal of chemical weapons. Over the next few months, or probably by 2014 (an estimated time period), the Syrian soil will be cleansed of all chemical weapon storage facilities.
Hague based chemical weapons watchdog said that Syrian authorities are cooperating in destroying the weapons of mass destruction. The Director General of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Mr. Ahmet Uzumcu, is of the view that more than 20 weapon sites will be inspected within the coming time period.
During a conversation with The Hague representatives, Uzumcu said, So far the cooperation has been constructive and I would say that the Syrian authorities have been helpful.” Uzumcu added, “If we can ensure cooperation by all parties, and if some temporary ceasefires could be established in order to permit our experts to work in a permissive environment, I think the targets could be reached.”
Under the Russian – U.S. deal which was known to be brokered last month, Syria not only possesses over 1,000 tons of Sarin, Nerve, VX and Mustard Gas, but it is liable to render useless all production facilities harboring such inventories as soon as possible. The weapons program must come to an end by June 30, 2014, according to the officials at the U.S. and U.N administration.