A London Based Digital Publication Covering Diplomatic & Business Activities Globally

Saturday, July 13, 2024

US-Russia Seal Landmark Deal on Syria Weapons

US-Russia Seal Landmark Deal on Syria Weapons
US-Russia Seal Landmark Deal on Syria Weapons

(Geneva) – The United States and Russia unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons by the middle of next year and left the door open to sanctions if Damascus failed to comply. The landmark deal was hailed by the West, but rejected by rebels who warn that it would not halt the bloodshed in the conflict which has killed more than 110,000 people and displaced millions in two and a half years.
Under the accord struck in three days of talks in Geneva between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad now has a week to hand over details of his regime’s stockpile.
Kerry said Assad’s regime must also provide “immediate and unfettered” access to inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). “The inspectors must be on the ground no later than November and the goal is to establish the removal by halfway through next year,” said Kerry.
The pressure is now on Assad to deliver, with Obama warning that “the United States remains prepared to act” if Damascus fails to comply.

Latest Posts

Latest Posts

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

RELATED ARTICLES

Ras Al Khaimah Hosts German Investors.

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and the...

Dubai Chamber & Dubai Customs expand cooperation

Dubai Customs hosted a high-level delegation from Dubai Chambers...

ADIO Supports community projects

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) unveiled key agreements under...

Dubai Chamber & Australian Chamber sign Agreement

Dubai Chambers and Australian Chamber of Commerce sign MoU...

Dubai Chamber launches Mexican Business Council

Dubai Chamber of Commerce launches Mexican Business Council to...

Abu Dhabi Chamber hosts student delegation

The Abu Dhabi Chamber is currently hosting students from...

Ministry of Finance highlights Zero Bureaucracy programme,

Ministry of Finance hosts second session of "Customer Councils"...

ADNOC and E& agree to expand cooperation

ADNOC and e& announce a major project to create...

UK’s Finance Chief outlines her priorities to Fix the Economy

UK's New Finance Minister highlights her priorities to Fix...