Edition: English Asia Pacific Africa Europe | Español Français العربية Pусский | 中文简体 中文繁体
Homepage > World Video

Obama hails elimination of Syrian chemical weapons

CCTV.com

08-19-2014 15:23 BJT

Full coverage: Crisis in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama has lauded the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiled in Syria. He urged Damascus to fulfill its commitment to destroying its remaining production facilities. 

Obama said the most lethal chemical weapons had been destroyed several weeks ahead of schedule. Tons of them were destroyed onboard the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea. 

Obama thanked all the countries that had provided assistance to the process, including China and Russia. Syria agreed to give up its chemical arsenal last fall, when Obama threatened missile strikes in retaliation for a chemical attack on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. The attack is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people. 

Follow us on

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Instagram

  • Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Wechat

We Recommend

  • World Heritage China Part 29
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 2
  • Along the Coast Part 41
  • Glamorous Indonesia Part 1
  • Dreams and the business reality
  • Philippines' beauty pageant obsession
  • China's love for basketball
  • Box office online
  • Jixi: Land of luminaries II