UN floats plan to destroy Syrian chemical weapons stocks

September 9, 2013 19:01

UNITED NATIONS - In a bid to help the UN Security Council overcome its "embarrassing paralysis," the UN chief said on Monday he may ask the council to demand Syria move its chemical arms stocks to Syrian sites where they can be safely stored and destroyed.

Speaking to reporters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he may also ask the 15-nation body to demand that Syria join the international anti-chemical weapons convention, a treaty that Damascus has never signed.He was responding to questions about a Russian plan to place Syrian chemical arms under international control.

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