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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:05 PM

Russia: Syria Consolidates Its Chemical Weapons

Source: CNN

By CNN Staff
updated 11:40 AM EST, Sat December 22, 2012

(CNN) -- Syria has consolidated its chemical weapons into one of two locations from its usual places scattered across the country, Russia's foreign minister said Saturday.

The move comes as unrest in the country extends to nearly two years, with rebels making gains recently.

"As of right now... the government is doing all it can to safeguard those weapons," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, according to Russia's RIA Novosti news agency.

"We are following all leads concerning chemical weapons," the foreign minister said, adding that the consolidation was a measure to assuage fears that such weapons could end up in "the wrong hands," the agency reported.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/22/world/meast/syria-civil-war/

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Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #1
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:18 PM

1. I suppose that's a good thing...if Assad doesn't turn around and use them.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:42 PM

2. Funny, when the US warns of Syrian chemcial weapons

Posters here on DU compare it to the Iraq War fiasco, and imply we have nothing to worry about.

NOW are we going to take this threat to the Syrian people seriously?

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:52 PM

3. We ALL know Syria does not have chemical weapons

Sounds like the Russian Foreign Minister is an Al CIADuh neocon plant marching us to war.

So, PNAC, how much did it cost to buy a Foreign Minister?

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