Agence France-PresseFebruary 6, 2014 11:46
Syria's delay in destroying its chemical arsenal is "not insurmountable" but Damascus must sharply step up the pace to meet its deadlines, the UN Security Council heard Thursday, diplomats said.
"As the Council is aware, the intermediate timeline objectives have not been met. Syria is at critical juncture," the diplomats quoted Sigrid Kaag, the operation's coordinator, as warning the council.
"Delay is not insurmountable," she added. "But with deadline on the horizon, it is essential that Syria accelerates. Time for action is now."