Syria chemical weapon removal delay fear
18 December 2013 Last updated at 05:02 GMT
All of the key elements are in place to remove Syria's most dangerous chemical stockpiles, but the process of getting them out of the country may be delayed beyond the original 31 December deadline.
The world chemical watchdog's Director General has been updating members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
The BBC's Anna Holligan has seen a copy of the OPCW's destruction plan and sent this report from The Hague.