U.S. officials say Syria is using remaining chemical weapons stockpile as leverage

By Ernesto Londoño, Greg Miller, April 30, 2014

The months-long effort to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons program has ground to a halt because Syria is holding on to 27 tons of sarin precursor chemicals as leverage in a dispute with the international community over the future of facilities used to store the deadly agents, according to U.S. officials.

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