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Syria said Wednesday it remains committed to destroying its chemical weapons despite "difficulties" caused by its conflict, as it missed a deadline under an international deal that averted U.S. military action."Difficulties that Syria faces, particularly in the framework if its fight against terrorism, may at times prevent it from implementing some of its commitments," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said.But the Syrian government is committed to the deal under which it must turn over all its chemical weapons by mid-2014, he said, quoted by state news agency SANA.In addition to 700 tons of the most lethal chemicals, which should have left the war-wracked country on Dec. 31, 500 tons of "category two" chemicals were supposed to have been shipped out by Wednesday.
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