FILE - This Thursday Jan. 2, 2014 file photo shows a barge is anchored alongside the the M/V Cape Ray in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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The international chemical weapons watchdog was meeting Thursday to discuss slow progress in its mission to destroy Syria's poison gas and nerve agent program by the end of June.Uzumcu said in the note that Syria had informed him of "certain security threats," but insists it is committed to removing the chemicals "as soon as possible".The OPCW is examining tenders from 14 private commercial chemical destruction companies bidding to eliminate less-toxic Syrian chemicals and waste generated by the Cape Ray. Germany also has said it will incinerate 370 tons of waste created when the Cape Ray neutralizes Syrian mustard gas.
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