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Dutch Diplomat Tapped to Lead Syria Weapons Destruction

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Dutch diplomat Sigrid Kaag to head up the mission to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons program. The U.N. chief also says he is intensifying efforts to see that the Geneva II peace talks are held in mid-November.  Ban made a surprise appearance at the regular U.N. press briefing Wednesday to introduce Kaag as his choice to coordinate the joint U.N.-Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission to rid Syria of its chemical ...

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