October 10, 2013
Russia has sent a list of its chemical weapons experts to the head of the international team working to rid Syria of chemical weapons production capability and stockpiles, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that the joint team should comprise 100 specialists in Syria and Cyprus to accomplish this mandate. With the arrival of a new 12-member team in Syria today, there are currently 27 OPCW experts on the ground, according to the organisation’s spokesman cited by AFP.
“We have sent a list of 13 experts to OPCW general director, who oversees the inspection teams’ staffing,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told a news briefing in Moscow on Thursday.