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How will Syria's chemical weapons be destroyed?

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Albania's Prime minister Edi Rama rejected on Friday a US request to host the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate the nerve agents from the country's protracted civil war.
Albania's Prime minister Edi Rama rejected on Friday a US request to host the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, dealing a blow to a US-Russian accord to eliminate the nerve agents from the country's protracted civil war. Reuters/Arben Celi

The global chemical weapons watchdog has adopted a roadmap for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014. However, where they will go to be destroyed remains unclear. Albania, a Nato member which dismantled its own arsenal in 2004, has refused to take on the task. No apparent country is equipped to jump in. RFI asked Samer Abboud, a Syrian expert and scholar in Philadelphia in the United States, whether weapon destruction should be the focus as violence continues to riddle the fragmented country.

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