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Getting Syria's Chemical Weapons Out Of Country Won't Be Not Easy

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The deadline for Syria to be cleared of its chemical weapons stockpiles is fast approaching, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is in charge of destroying the arsenal, is laying out a plan to get the weapons out of the country so they can be neutralized on ships. Melissa Block talks with Julian Borger, The Guardian's diplomatic editor, about the plan, which he's called a "delicate and unprecedented operation."
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