Syrian Gov’t Seizes Large Amounts of Toxic Chemicals

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The Syrian government’s ambassador to the United Nations told reporters in New York that a cache of toxic chemicals, enough to destroy a city and presumably left by opposition forces, was discovered in Northwestern Syria.
Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said the cache included about 280 containers filled with various toxic substances, such as ethylene glycol, ethanolamine, diethanolamine and triethanolamine.

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“This is enough to destroy a whole city, if not the whole country,” Ja’afari said, without mentioning the date when the discovery was made. “At the moment, an investigation is underway with regard to this batch of chemical weapons,” RIA Novosti reported.

The Syrian ambassador said the cache was “controlled and supervised by armed antigovernment groups”.

The Syrian diplomat invited a UN commission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the organization’s high representative for disarmament affairs, Angela Kane, to visit his country with another inspection.

However, he said, inspections…

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