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U.S. Suggests Getting Tougher With Syria on Chemical Weapons Deadline
ny times ^ | 6-17-2014 | RICK GLADSTONE

Posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

The United States suggested on Tuesday that the global organization responsible for overseeing the ban on chemical weapons would have to take more assertive action than a simple condemnation concerning Syria, which is likely to miss a June 30 deadline for the destruction of its chemical munitions and has been accused of using chlorine-gas bombs in its civil war.

Robert P. Mikulak, the American permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said to its executive council that the Syrian government had failed to honor a “parade of timelines” in the destruction plan, despite the help and expense borne by other members of the organization, including the use of ships to export the chemicals for disposal.

“It was certainly the expectation of the United States and other members of the council that the elimination of Syria’s entire chemical weapons program would be completed by June 30, 2014,” Mr. Mikulak said in his statement, posted on the State Department’s website.

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Looks like it's time for someone to write a letter.
1 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Yep, a good sternly worded letter should do the trick. /s


2 posted on 06/17/2014 8:39:46 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Citizen Zed

Yes, Assad is standing in the way of ISIS, so we must turn up the heat! < / sarc >


3 posted on 06/17/2014 8:42:45 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Citizen Zed

Chemical weapons deadline - or redline?


4 posted on 06/17/2014 8:46:02 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: Citizen Zed

Time fir another Tweet


5 posted on 06/17/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)w)
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To: Citizen Zed

Harrumph harrumph.

I didn’t get a harrumph from that guy.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 8:57:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Paulie
Chemical weapons deadline - or redline?

Or a flat line.

7 posted on 06/17/2014 9:13:57 PM PDT by Mark17 ( Rudyard Kipling: it is unhealthy, for scum bags to awaken the sleeping Saxon, and torque his jaws)
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To: Citizen Zed

Does Obama really want to get his butt handed to him by Putin again?


8 posted on 06/17/2014 10:16:58 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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