Syria urged to hasten removal of chemical weapons - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Syria urged to hasten removal of chemical weapons

Posted:
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Denmark's prime minister says pressure must be put on Syria to speed up the removal of chemical weapons from the war-torn country.

According to a Cyprus government-issued transcript of her remarks, Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Wednesday she is "cautiously optimistic" that a timetable set for the removal of all the weapons can be met. But she said, "It's important that we put some pressure on the Syrians to live up to their part of the bargain."

Syria has missed several intermediate deadlines to have its chemical weapons eradicated, but says it would meet the final one of June 30.

Thorning-Schmidt spoke after meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades aboard the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare. The vessel is part of a Danish-Norwegian operation to ferry the weapons out of Syria.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.