France urges Syria to implement its commitments without delay

The French government reiterated on Thursday its position that Syria must implement “without delay” its commitments and undertakings under the international agreement to rid that country of all chemical weapons and delivery systems, and Paris said it would stress this point in a meeting at the UN Security Council later in the day.

According to experts at the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), there have been delays in delivering Syrian WMD materials for shipment from the port of Latakkia.

France and several other countries have expressed concern about the delays because of the volatility of the ongoing conflict in Syria and the need to meet the deadline of June 30 to dismantle and destroy all Syrian WMD.

“Our aim is that of a rapid, complete and verified dismantling,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said.

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