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Syria discloses chemical weapons program: watchdog

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The Syrian government has completed disclosing details of its chemical weapons program, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Saturday.

The move is a crucial stage in the process under a U.S.-Russian plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons while averting U.S. military airstrikes.

The OPCW said in a statement on its website that its technical secretariat is currently reviewing the information received.

The U.S.-Russia accord provides that international inspectors must be on the ground in Syria no later than November in pursuit of the goal of eliminating chemical weapons in the country by mid-2014.

==Kyodo

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130921/syria-discloses-chemical-weapons-program-watchdog