March will be a “critical” month for Syria if it is to maintain its timetable for dismantling its chemical weapons arsenal, the U.N. official tasked with overseeing the mission said on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reported.
“The month of March, as I informed the Security Council, is the critical month to look at continued progress towards the overall deadline,” Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator for a joint mission by the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to disassemble the weapons said.
She made her remarks after briefing members of the Security Council early Wednesday by Damascus toward the goal of destroying or handing over its arsenal of banned weapons before a June 30 deadline.
There has been “an acceleration and an intensification” of effort by Damascus, and that about 35 percent of weapons material now has been shipped, Kaag said.
“A number of shipments have taken place and will continue to take place,” she said.
“About one third of Syrian chemical weapons materials has been removed or destroyed."
Over the next few days, she added, “we expect to reach already 40 or 41 percent, and we look forward to see continued progress.”
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