Chemical weapons watchdog calls for restricting supply of materials to Syria

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Chemical Weapons in Syria


Dan Kaszeta, a Pentagon chemical weapons expert and fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said the OPCW cannot compel its members to follow its recommendations. He added the organisation's decision was "partly useful" because "a lot of countries don't have the technical wherewithal to come up with this stuff on the comprehensive lists under their own steam". He was referring to the organisation's work to identify substances and equipment that are not illegal but could be modified to make chemical weapons.