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OPCW hopes Nobel Peace Prize helps mission in Syria

A great honor. That's what the director general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is calling his group's 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The group won the award for overseeing the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria. At a press conference in the Netherlands, Ahmed Uzumcu thanked the world for its support but said there's still much work to be done. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AHMED UZUMCU, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION FOR THE PROHIBITION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS, SAYING: "I truly hope that this award and the OPCW's ongoing mission, together with United Nations in Syria, will have broader efforts to achieve peace in that country and end the suffering of its people." The OPCW dispatched its experts to Syria after a sarin gas attack killed more than 1,400 people in August. Their deployment, supported by the United Nations, helped avert a U.S. strike against President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian National Coalition spokesman Kh

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