Russia: Syrian chemical weapons 'under control'

By REUTERS
December 22, 2012 14:09

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments cleared for release on Saturday that Syria's chemical weapons had been concentrated in one or two areas and were "under control" for the time being.

Lavrov said the biggest threat from Syria's chemical weapons was that they could fall into the hands of rebel forces.

"Currently the (Syrian) government is doing all it can to secure (chemical weapons), according to intelligence data we have and the West has," he said.


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