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Regime: Syria completely disposed of chemical weapons

Syria has completely disposed its chemical weapons, Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported, quoting the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Fayssal Mikdad.

"I affirm in the name of the Syrian Arab Republic that Syria disposed of its chemical program completely. There are no longer any chemical weapons in Syria, or any toxic chemical materials or gases that could be used in military operations," Mikdad said in a press conference held yesterday in Damascus.

Mikdad asserted that Syria had requested the disposal of its chemical materials outside the country so that there can be no doubts about them being destroyed or not, adding that some ships came from Denmark, the US, Britain, and other states to carry out this process.

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He pointed out that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has acknowledged that Syria has disposed of everything related to the chemical issue.

The Syrian official went on to say that after the Khan Sheikhoun incident, Syria invited the UN General Secretariat and the OPCW to investigate the incident.

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The recent developments in Syria, he added, are the best for the Syrian state since the beginning of the crisis, as the Syrian Army and its allies are advancing and reconciliations are taking place in several areas.

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