US Intelligence Director: Syrian chemical weapons have been intercepted by armed elements

China News Service February 12, according to Russian media reports, on the 11th, the US National Intelligence Director James · Clapper said that although the current Syrian chemical weapons are still under the control of the Syrian government, but in the process of shipment, There is still a danger of being intercepted by armed elements.

Clapper made the above statement when he spoke at the US Congress. He believes that the extremists of the Syrian opposition are entirely likely to snatch biochemical weapons warehouses and use them before they are shipped out of Syria.

Clapper said that according to estimates by US intelligence agencies, the Syrian opposition armed forces fighting the government forces ranged from 75,000 to 115,000. They are subordinate to more than 1,500 factions, including groups of terrorism.

On the 10th, a joint delegation of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons informed the media that the third batch of Syrian chemical weapons was shipped out of Syria by a Norwegian cargo ship on the same day. On January 7 and 27 this year, two batches of chemical weapons were shipped from the port of Latakia, Syria.

However, due to the chaos in the domestic situation, Syria has missed the deadline for transporting the most dangerous chemical weapons before December 31 last year. On February 5, it once again missed the time limit for the destruction of the chemical weapons program. International public opinion is worried that the destruction of all chemical weapons in Syria will be completed by June this year.

Responsible Editor: Liu Yang

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