Q&A: Syria chemical weapons disarmament deal

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov in Geneva (14 September 2013)Image source, AFP
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John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov reached an agreement after three days of talks

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is implementing an agreement, reached by the US and Russia on 14 September, to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The deal placed indefinitely on hold the prospect of US-led strikes on Syria as punishment for a deadly chemical weapons attack in Damascus on 21 August 2013.