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OPCW trying to 'accelerate' Syria chemical weapons removal

16 January 2014 Last updated at 16:11 GMT

The organisation overseeing the plan to destroy Syria's stocks of chemical warfare agents has said the process has been slowed down by security concerns.

Ahmet Uzumcu, of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said the amount of chemicals transported to the Syrian port of Latakia for shipping so far was not that high.

But he expressed confidence the arms would be destroyed by the end of June.

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