Too early to talk about any specifics regarding Syrian chemical weapons destruction - Russian Foreign Ministry
Experts are exploring various options for destroying Syrian chemical weapons, including outside the country, and it is too early to talk about any specifics, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"Experts are exploring various options and technological methods of destroying Syrian chemical weapons, including outside Syria. Taking into account that this work has not yet been finished, in our view, it is too early to talk about any specifics," the Foreign Ministry said in reply to a question from Interfax regarding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's suggestion that the Syrian chemical weapons should be removed from the region on a ship as rapidly as possible.
"According to the decision the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made on September 27 regarding the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons, a plan and schedule of the chemical arsenal's disposal are to be endorsed by November 15 this year," the Foreign Ministry said.
"Possible details of this plan are being analyzed in The Hague by an informal working group tasked with planning the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons, in which Russia is participating," it said.